Ghosties and ghoulies take over Walkerton firehall for Halloween hijinx

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WALKERTON – Where else but a haunted firehall could Cruella Deville chat with a small Spiderman, while ghouls, goblins, pirates and Sparky the Fire Dog handed out Halloween treats on Oct. 30?

In Walkerton, it’s a tradition to have kids go trick-or-treating at downtown stores. Pandemic cautions about numbers of people and a rainy weather forecast led to something new and a lot of fun.

The local Optimist Club got together with Fire Chief Chris Wells and came up with a plan for drive-thru trick-or-treating. The event included a costume contest and plenty of treats. The downtown stores were generous in their donations. Every child got a goodie bag filled with candy and Halloween crafts to take home and make, and even a real pumpkin.

There were also glowsticks for the kids and practical reminders about fire safety for the grownups – after all, this was a firehall, haunted or not.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times

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