From Ghosts appearing on the “No Hill like Coe Hill,” public art piece to black cats crossing the road on HWY 620, Coe Hill is starting to feel a bit spooky and the recreation committee in Wollaston Township is embracing this creepy time of year by offering a long list of community events to get friends and neighbours together. With the goal of providing a social event in Wollaston Township every month, the committee is going above and beyond during the month of October starting with a Pumpkin carving event at the Community Centre on Oct. 26th.
“We’ve got thirty-one pumpkins ready to be carved,” says rec committee member and municipal councillor, Lynn Kruger.
Kruger and her rec committee teammate Lori Wood say the evening will offer refreshments and a costume swap for anyone in the community.
“The kids have a PA day the next day so we thought this would be a fun activity,” Kruger says.
The party starts at 7pm and everyone is welcome.
The pumpkin carving event is just the start of the spooky fun in the small community. There’s also a dance at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 581 in Coe Hill on Saturday the 28th with DJ Dale Allison for those over 18 years of age.
“The grown-ups can have fun too,” Lori Wood adds. “There will be games, prizes for the best costumes and a buffet at 11pm.”
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and designated drivers will be available to get everyone home safely.
With so much excitement building in the community, the rec committee members are also busy working on their Oct. 31 event – A Nightmare on Elm Street.
“We have an Elm Street and there’s a Kruger house on it,” laughs Wood.
Starting at 5pm on Halloween the rec committee dares you to walk down the haunted street that runs from Foodland on HWY 620 to Lower Faraday Road. There will be graveyards, people dressed in costumes, games, ghouls and of course, lots of candy.
“The event will get scarier as the night goes on,” Kruger says. “We’re expecting the little kids out early.”
There’s a group meeting each week to build sets, props and signs to help with the evening’s haunt and the committee is also welcoming donations of candy, costumes or anything scary. Of course, everyone from the community and neighbouring communities is invited to the Haunting of Coe Hill.
For details and donations Lynn Kruger can be contacted at 613.334.6126. The Wollaston Rec Committee also has a Facebook page where additional details will be posted.