Plenty of Halloween activities throughout Wallowa County

Shane Price, a 2004 graduate of Joseph High School, wins the Stubborn Mule Halloween costume contest as a Viking Saturday, Oct. 24. The outfit was handmade of fur and leather with an aluminum helmet. His prize is a trip to Las Vegas.

Halloween will be celebrated throughout the area in various ways. Here are some of them:

Community ConnectionThe Community Connection center in Enterprise will host its annual Sloppy Joe Feed from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, to benefit senior programs.

The menu will offer sloppy joes, dessert and coffee, tea or punch, all for $5 at the door.

All-Saints EveAll youngsters and their families are invited to the festive All-Saint's Eve Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.

There will be many game booths for children to enjoy as they win candy treats. Free hot dogs, cookies, popcorn and cotton candy will be served.

A photo booth is also planned so photos can be taken as souvenirs of the party.

There will be door prizes, and party-goers must be present to win.

The event is coordinated by the Enterprise Christian Church with help from the Enterprise Baptist Church and the Enterprise High School Family Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA). The Enterprise Safeway Store has given donations for the evening.

Organizers encourage everyone to come in costumes "though we do hope for 'wholesome costumes' to be the rule of the night," said David Bruce, pastor of the Enterprise Christian Church.

"This annual event is a gift to the community in hopes that all will have a safe and joyful Halloween night," Bruce said.

Joseph businessesTrick-or-treaters are encouraged to put their costumes on early to visit Joseph businesses that will be handing out candy from 4 to 6 p.m. on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.

Youngsters are asked to "Watch for the Witch." All participating businesses will display a colored or decorated witch entered into a coloring contest sponsored by the Joseph Business Committee of the Joseph Chamber of Commerce.

Participating Joseph businesses, as far south on Main Street as the Bronze Antler bed and breakfast , plan stay open late to give out to Halloween treats.

Alpine HouseThe residents of Alpine House in Joseph will once again greet trick-or-treaters in costumes of their own after dark on Halloween night.

Youngsters are invited to drop by between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Each resident will have his or her own bowl of candy to distribute, so trick-or-treaters can look forward to a lot of treats in one stop.

OK Theatre OK Theatre will be in the spirit of the black-and-orange season with a costume contest this weekend, along with a showing of the movie "Zombieland."

Movie-goers will be judged on their costumes when they arrive for the movie Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 30 and 31.

The person with the best costume each night will win two tickets to a future movie of their choice. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the movie to start at 7:30.

All movie patrons will receive Twinkies (which are featured in the film) as a treat Halloween night at the front door.

"Zombieland" will also be shown at regular Sunday times.

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