Colors, kids, costumes at holiday parade

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Celebrations with people expressing their fancies about the All Hallow’s Eve holiday happened all over the Butler and Bellville area last week.

A “Trunk or Treat” event started things off with people lining up in their cars, with trunks filled with goodies, at Der Dutchman outside Bellville Wednesday night. A lot of youngsters were dressed up in fanciful masks and costumes.

The event made it possible for everyone to sample candy bars, lollipops, and other goodies. Tables were set up with pumpkin displays and there was a “bounce house.”

The real trick or treat event happened Thursday night in Bellville, followed by a parade. A float talking about addiction awareness won first place. The bubble bath float won third.

Butler events were scheduled for Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday (Oct. 31) is the official “Trick or Treat” night.

That evening in Bellville there is a town hall meeting, where people are encouraged to come and learn about the proposed three mill levy to add funds to the Bellville Police Department. That event will be at New Life Church at 6:30 p.m.