Annual Halloween in the Park this weekend in Reed City

REED CITY — Calling all goblins, ghosts, superheroes, princesses, vampires, and Scooby-Doos ...

It’s time.

The Seventh Annual Reed City Halloween in the Park is set to go this coming Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Reed City’s Westerburg Park.

The time for planning has passed. It’s time to start getting decked out in all your Halloween finest and head for the park to take part in what has really become one of the seminal events on the local social calendar — especially for the young and young at heart.

It’s going to be a ball ... as usual.

Organizers expect to have well over 1,000 children come through and visit with all the characters.

A stroll along the walkway at the park gives young people, (as well as moms and dads), a chance to get better acquainted with the likes of Sponge Bob, Cinderella, Captain Hook, Scooby-Doo, Snow White, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Daisy Duck and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

All will be waiting at the park to visit with new and old friends. And they’ll be handing out a ton of Halloween candy as well.

Reed City’s Halloween in the Park is run and sponsored entirely by volunteers and local businesses. More than 30 volunteers deck themselves out in costumes to hand out treats donated by local sponsors. (The question of who has more fun, the volunteers or the kids, could be seriously argued!)

At the end of the day, more than 100 people help make the event possible including individual volunteers, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of the Reed City Rotary, the Moose Lodge and law enforcement officers on site taking part and keeping an eye on things.

Co-organizers Marie Thompson and Kathy Yost are busy making sure all the details are taken care of and any wrinkles are ironed out before kids ever show up.

For all involved, whether as a volunteer or an excited participants, the annual Halloween in the Park is a great way to get the community involved, and for folks to get involved in the community along with neighbors and friends.

ALL participants — including moms and dads — are encouraged to come in costume. Donations will always be gratefully accepted.

If you are interested in helping in any way, or in being a sponsor, contact Marie Thompson at (231) 832-1100 or Kathy Yost at (231) 832-3166.

This event has become a very fun and entertaining event for the children, families and the characters who participate.

Come to the park and join the fun.