Mabton plans two Halloween events
MABTON - The first of two Halloween social events for
youngsters in Mabton will be staged tomorrow (Saturday) from 1 to 6 p.m.
A first ever Halloween dance and game day will be put on in
the Artz-Fox Elementary School gymnasium for students who attend Mabton Jr./Sr.
High School. Among the Saturday, Oct. 29, activities will be sumo wrestling,
boxing, video games, foosball and dancing.
All Mabton children are invited to attend the Artz-Fox
Elementary School Halloween carnival, set for Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The carnival will be open to all children in the community,and is being
sponsored by the Mabton High School FFA chapter. Games, treats, prizes and food
will be readily available that evening.
In addition, the Mabton High School SADD Club will host a
haunted house for older children at the Halloween night carnival. Admission
will be $1.
Sunnyside church to host harvest fair Halloween night
Sunnyside's First Christian Reformed Church will host its
annual harvest fair Halloween night, next Monday, Oct. 31.
The 6 to 8 p.m. social event will be staged at the Sunnyside
Christian Elementary School gym.
"We have games for all ages, balloons, face painting,
cakewalk and pictures can be taken at our photo booth," said Marente
Prins, one of the harvest fair organizers.
Prins also invites community residents to join the church
members for dinner that evening, as well as compete in the harvest fair costume
contest and carved pumpkin contest.
Babysitting services will be provided to those families who
have infants or toddlers.
Prins said the proceeds from the game and food booths will
benefit the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Hood River Railroad adds
to holiday schedule
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Mt. Hood Railroad has announced a new
partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of the holiday film
The Polar Express
The Polar Express will come to life when the train departs
the Hood River Depot for a journey through the quiet wildnerness for a special
visit to the "North Pole" with Santa Claus. Guests on board will
enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the magical story of
The Polar Express
Parents are invited to experience the joy of watching their
children's face when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa, his
reindeer and his elves will be waiting. Santa will then board The Polar
Express, where he will greet each child andhand them their own sleigh bell.
Christmas carols will be sung on the return trip.
The Polar Express will begin its holiday schedule on Friday,
Nov. 18, with a total of 23 departures throughout the months of November and
December leading up to Christmas. Rates are $24 for adults and $16 for children
up to the age of 12.
The Hood River-based departure will be an hour and a half
round trip excursion, which will operate at night and depart at 6 p.m.
Those interested in taking the holiday season excursion are
urged to call 1-800-872-4661 or go on-line to: www.mthoodrr.com.