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December 13, 2019

10/31/2019 11:06:00 AM
Wet, cold, windy forecast facing trick-or-treaters
Robinson adds trick-or-treat night
Robinson parents who want to want to take their children trick-or-treating but who don't want to take them out on a blustery night can wait until Friday.

City officials have changed trick-or-treat hours to reflect weather conditions. Instead of allowing candy-seeking youngsters to only go door-to-door from 5 to 9 tonight, they now have the option of going out from 5 to 8 tonight and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Weather conditions tonight are expected to be cold, damp and windy. Friday night's weather is expected to be cold, but without the wind and possible rain.

Crawford County and area Halloween events get started tonight.

West Union will host its annual Light up the Night celebration from 6 to 8 at 200 S. Walnut. There will be music, food, "Trunk or Treat" with lots of candy, hayrides, carnival games, balloon animals, inflatables, a chili cook-off and door prizes.

This is not a costume event. In case of rain, the event, without the inflatables, will be postponed until Wednesday, Nov. 6. Lincoln Trail College will once again give families a safe place to trick or treat this fall during the college's annual Trick or Treat at the Trail.

This year's event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Trick or Treat at the Trail is open to children and their families from around the area. The idea is to give them a fun, safe place to trick or treat. The annual event usually draws more than 2,500 people to campus.

The three main buildings on campus are transformed into different themes by clubs, organizations and offices. Students, faculty and staff dress up in costumes as they pass out candy to the children.

Several local businesses also participate in Trick or Treat at the Trail and have stations where they pass out candy.

Trick or Treat at the Trail is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Trail College Foundation. Local businesses also help by providing candy and donations for the annual event.

Crawford County communities also have their trick or treat times planned for Thursday.

Robinson residents can be out trick or treating from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m..

Several churches are having special events also. Highland Avenue Baptist Church will be hosting a Truth and Treat Trail from 5 to 8 p.m. or until the candy runs out, in the west parking lot. Highland Avenue Baptist Church is located at 400 W. Highland Avenue in Robinson.

Robinson First United Methodist Church will be have Trick or Treat FUMC inside the church starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be tables with games, candy, movies and hotdogs.

The Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital will also welcome trick or treaters.

Palestine will again be holding their Trunk or Treat in downtown Palestine from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trick or Treat for the rest of the town will also be Halloween night from 5 to 8 p.m. at houses with the porch light on.

Trick or Treat in Oblong will be 5 to 8 p.m. at houses with porch lights on.

The First Christian Church of Oblong will be hosting a Truck or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. with hotdogs, chili, chips and drinks from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There is also a hayride scheduled.

Hutsonville residents are welcome to trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. at houses with porch lights on. The Heartland Baptist Church is also planing as special event that evening.

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