Booooo: Rain drops some Halloween events, but others make do


Halloween revelers received all the tricks and no goodies from Mother Nature on Friday, October 29, when steady rain put the brakes on a number of outdoor events.

While the districts of Northfield Park and Wilmette Park have canceled major seasonal events, others have persevered despite the downpour.

To start the day, the Winnetka Witches ditched the annual bike ride but gathered at Fred’s Garage to keep the tradition alive.

The neighborhood group of fun and festive local women was founded in 2009. Each year, the participants do their best and ride (bicycles) in the community throughout the day, while also raising money for Casa Central. , a Chicago nonprofit supporting local Latinos. families.

On Friday, at Fred’s, about twenty witches gathered to celebrate the season with cocktails, snacks and laughter.

Gus (giraffe) and Wells Anderson rush to the next candy stop during Halloween Hello in Glencoe.

Throughout the day in downtown Glencoe, local businesses hosted brave trick-or-treaters at Halloween Hello, a Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce event that ran from 10 a.m. at 17 o’clock.

Up and down Vernon Avenue, storefronts collided under canopies with buckets of candy, and kids rushed into puddles to fill their buckets. The Glencoe Historical Society even created Ghosts of the Garden for those who dared.

Glencoe kept the scares coming. The annual Park District Boo Bash started at 5 pm; however, originally intended for Watts Park, he was pushed inside the sprawling Takiff Center.

(Left to right) Alexis, Meyer and Catherine Berger – dressed up as characters from Sesame Street – decorate a pumpkin at the Boo Bash on Friday, October 29 at the Takiff Center in Glencoe.

The popular event was “sold out” with 500 people registered, according to Erin Classen, the district’s superintendent of marketing.

Pumpkin decorating, face painting, scavenger hunts and other activities were spread throughout the building, with guests able to purchase treats from some of their favorite characters, like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and more. Again.

In other communities, the District of Northfield Park canceled its flagship Halloween event, Boo Bash, which was scheduled for Clarkson Park, and the District of Wilmette Park canceled an evening of never-before-seen events in Mallinckrodt, including a community lighting with pumpkin and a trunk or treat.

As the sky opened on Saturday, October 30, the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce continued its pumpkin patch walk through the Fourth and Linden business district.

Similar to Glencoe’s Halloween Hello, local businesses have opened their doors to treats, handing out candy, and hosting activities.

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