Halloween Hoopla Set For Spooky Fun

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Halloween is too much fun to limit its celebration to just one day.  There have been plenty of spooky and fun events taking place in Warsaw since last week, and iff you missed other parties, there is still the grand finale on Halloween night, October 31. The Halloween Hoopla, sponsored by the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, will be a block party in the area of Main Street, from 6 to 8 PM. Folks of all ages will be decked out in their scariest, fanciest, cutest and most elaborate costumes; and candy will be handed out by local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals. For kids who want to trunk or treat a little earlier, the First United Methodist Church will start giving out treats at 5:30 PM.
Look for members of the Elks Lodge 2783 at the Hoopla, who will bring their Drug Awareness Trailer. They will be giving away 100 pounds of candy plus coloring books and other handouts.
The Warsaw Senior Center will start partying earlier in the day with a Halloween Pajama Party from 10 AM to 1 PM.
For those living in the Edwards area, trick or treating will take place at Deer Creek Fire Protection District’s Firehouses 3 (on M Hwy), and 4 (On Hwy 7 South). Giveaways begin at 5 PM.
Last week, the Center for Human Services, in Sedalia, hosted a Halloween Party/Dance for Individuals with Disabilities at the Warsaw Shrine Club on October 25. The Warsaw Shriners cooked for about 100 people, including 50 Individuals with Disabilities, staff and family members. 
“There was a dinner, mummy wrapping competition, and dance competitions throughout the evening,” said Chanisty Ambert, Social/Leisure Coordinator with the Center for Human Services. “There was a station where they could decorate their own pumpkin, there were donations from Subway, and B&G Scoops from Knob Knoster donated ice cream in five flavors.”
The Warsaw Library held Halloween Story time on October 28 from 9:30 to 10:15 AM. Candy will also be handed out to kids who drop by the library on October 31 during operating hours of 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
If you enjoy getting out in the cooler weather, and participating in other fall activities, there are more to come. The Country Craft and Collectibles Fall Show will take place on November 2, 8:30 AM to 4 PM at the Warsaw Community Building. The Cole Camp Christbaumfest Christmas Theme Craft Show, at the Lutheran School and J.C. Building is planned for November 23, from 9 AM to 5 PM. These are favorite places to do some Christmas shopping. There is a Veteran’s Day Parade in Sedalia on November 11, and the Clinton Main Street Lighted Parade is scheduled for November 29, 3 to 5 PM, downtown at Tiger Pride Blvd.