Halloween activities around New London
A visit to the Hatten Haunted Trail at the Hatten Park Main Shelter gets things started, Oct. 25-26. A Children's Trick or Treating Trail will take place from 7-8 p.m. each night. Characters on the trail will give away treats to all school age children.
The "Haunted" Trail is open from 8-10 p.m. each night.
The cost is $3 per person to walk the 20 minute trail. The trail starts at the main shelter at Hatten Park. Concessions will also be available.
In case of poor weather, call the Park and Recreation Department and choose the cancellation info option for more information.
The New London Aquatic and Fitness Center gets in on the act on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, when it will host a Haunted Swim from 7:15-9 p.m.
This year's event will have a "Western" theme.
Admission is $1 per person. All attendees will be given a bag of goodies.
Attendees can participate for prizes by dressing as a cowboy or cowgirl. Those who show up before 8 p.m. can participate in a costume contest. Attendees can also have their picture taken with a real cowboy.
The Halloween activities conclude with the 2nd Annual Howl-o-ween Party, Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon-2 p.m. at Jaycee's Dog Park. The event is sponsored by New London Parks and Recreation, Friends of the New London Jaycee's Dog Park and the New London Jaycees.
There will be demonstrations by 4-H dog agility participants and the Waupaca County K-9 Unit. There will also be a "Dress your dog" concession stand, with all proceeds going to the continued development of the park.
All dogs will receive a treat. Prizes will be given away for the funniest costume, scariest costume and most creative costume.
The cost for the event is free, but those attending are asked to bring a donation of pet food, toys, blankets or treats to be donated to the local shelter.
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