The Coombs Candy Walk is back.
After a summer of fundraising and organizing, volunteers are preparing to host the Halloween family event Oct. 31 at the Arrowsmith Agricultural Grounds after a hiatus last year due to a lack of organizers.
The 40-year-old event will include a fairy tale themed trick or treat walk, a cake walk, haunted houses, bonfire, concession and fireworks.
The Coombs Halloween Candy Walk was cancelled last year due to lack of volunteers. This year, three local women, who all attended the Walk as toddlers and beyond, are organizing a meeting and looking for help from the community.
One of the organizers, Jennah Stavroff previously told The NEWS that she attended as a child she had a “crying meltdown” when she heard it was cancelled. Imagining some children felt the same way, she joined the efforts to re-mount the traditional celebration.
The event provides a safe central location for kids and parents, which organizers said is all the more important as a community bonding event since the closure of French Creek Community School. While the gears are rolling they could still use more help and are looking for volunteers of all ages to help set-up, make decorations, carve pumpkins, direct parking and work the concession. The gates open at 6 p.m. Oct, 31 with activities running to 8 p.m. with fireworks finishing the evening at 8:15. Admission is by donation to cover the costs (suggested $2 per person, $5 per family). To volunteer or get more info, call Sarah Roth 250-240-2485 or Jennifer Stahley 250-735-8600.