Category Archives: Halloween

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Haunted Baums Bridge Ghost Story, Kouts Indiana

by John P. Hodson, Kankakee Valley Historical Society Believe in Ghosts? Like to read a good ghost story? Well, gather around and here’s a whopper of a Baum’s Bridge ghost story! William Ormond Wallace had a column in the Valparaiso Vidette Messages titled “The Stroller.” Wallace wrote over 700 Stroller articles until his retirement in…

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Trunk or Treats Are Happening in NWIndiana

     I had never heard of a “Trunk or Treat” until I started doing Halloween Events in Northwest Indiana a few years ago. To be honest, I wondered if the idea was blasphemous to encourage trick or treating at a facility – sometimes a church, a Fire Station, or anyone with a parking lot!  I…

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Trick or Treat Times Announced

       Even though the rules have changed, if everyone is careful of where they go and how candy is distributed, Trick or Treat can be safe in 2020. Several towns in Northwest Indiana have opted to allow Trick or Treat to continue as a holiday tradition it has become. Below are the Northwest Indiana…

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Trick Or Treating Can Be Safe Amid Covid-19

      According to the AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Trick-Or-Treating can be safe with certain safety precautions in place.      “The role of touching objects in the spread of COVID-19 is not clear at this point, but to be on the safe side, collecting candy from a few socially distanced neighbors, is…

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Historic Barker Mansion Blackout Tours for Halloween

Discover the untold, spooky side of Michigan City history. You’ll be surrounded by darkness as you tour the mansion with a guide; there’ll be tea lights to illuminate your path. During this eerie evening, we’ll tell little-known stories of our city’s creepy past and relate never-before told stories about the mansion. The ghost of Diana…

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Town Wide Garage Sale And Sidewalk Sale – Hammond Indiana

     Who is ready for the FUN of the FIND?      EVERYONE is welcome to participate and EVERYONE is invited to join us! If you love to go treasure hunting, if you love to shop, or if you like to learn about organizations in the area, then join us for a “haunting” good…

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Hammond Indiana Drive Thru Trunk or Treat 2020

Hammond Announces Trunk-Or-Treat And Trick-Or-Treat

     In an effort to provide Halloween options to parents this year, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that there will be a City Wide Drive Through Trunk and Treat event held in the Hammond Sportsplex parking lot located at 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard on Friday, October 30th, 2020 from 5-7pm.       “With the support…

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Fall Barn Shop Hop Open House – LaPorte Indiana

     This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days -October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm CST!      Shop LaPorte…

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Walk In to Busy Bees Pottery & Art Studio

     Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio is a contemporary studio where you can create original pieces of art using a myriad of mediums. Finished pieces are displayed throughout the studio providing you with endless ideas and inspiration. Busy Bees has Special Projects For Every Holiday including: Easter, St Patrick’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,…

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Festival of the Owls Annual Event

     Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at their Annual Festival of Owls event at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about these majestic creatures during the many presentations from…

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