NEWELL-On the evening of Halloween, the Newell City Hall was transformed into a haven of spooky fun and joyful laughter. The annual Halloween Harvest Festival and Trunk-or-Treat event brought together families and community members for a great night of Halloween celebration.
Sponsored by the local Ministerial Association and the W.I.T. Coalition, the event aimed to create a safe and enjoyable environment for children and families to enjoy Halloween festivities. The night featured a wide range of activities and attractions. Candy and treat handouts were a highlight of the event, with generous volunteers spreading joy through food. From chocolate bars to caramel corn, there was no shortage of sweet surprises for the little ones.
Outside the City Hall, locals parked up and down the street to hand out candy for the trunk-or-treat. In addition to candy, various game stations were set up to entertain the kids. Classic games such as corn-hole and mini-bowling were available, offering a chance for friendly competition and excitement.
Sabrina Harmon, of the W.I.T. Coalition, explained that while the Harvest Festival has been a tradition in Newell for decades, the trunk-or-treat portion of the event is a recent development. “The trunk-ortreat started when COVID hit,” she said. “We want to hand out all positive things for the kids.” Harmon highlighted that the event is a community effort.
The W.I.T. Coalition donated the food for the night, which included a free meal of hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Keep an eye out for the Harvest Festival next year!