Halloween Happenings

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, October 25, 2018

SCN photo by Ardona Robbins

Arachnophobes beware. A giant spider infestation has apparently taken over at least one house in Columbus in recent days.

Photo courtesy of Kid’s Club

A painted pumpkin created by five Kid’s Club toddlers, which was on display at the New Image Hair Salon.

Photo courtesy of Kruizin’ 4 Seniors

An Absarokee preschooler with her decorated pumpkin, which was displayed at First Interstate Bank. 

There is no shortage of fun this Halloween season in Stillwater County.

In Columbus, 30 businesses will be open for trick-or-treaters from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Halloween to hand out treats to costumed-kids in the annual event, sponsored by the Stillwater County News.

This Saturday, Oct. 27, the Fishtail General Store will hold its annual Halloween party for kids, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, treats trophies and other fun.

In Absarokee and Columbus, preschoolers decorated pumpkins that were placed in several businesses, where people could bid on them for silent auctions. The money raised will go to the senior citizen centers in each respective city.

The silent auctions culminated a project that was launched last spring in which Kruizin’ 4 Seniors offered the means and materials to Kid’s Club and the Absarokee Preschool to plant and grow pumpkins, as well as supplies for decorating and the opportunity for the pumpkins to be displayed businesses, with the proceeds being donated.

Or as Kid’s Club described it on its Facebook page “an awesome opportunity to learn a little horticulture, have some fun decorating and provide a situation where our kiddos can learn about giving back to our community.”

Michele Orlich of Kruizin’ 4 Seniors said the group hopes to grow the project to include the Fishtail School next year.