Guide to Halloween celebrations


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Tyler Mills (Jason) and Emma Nelson (Freddie Kruger) dress up for Halloween ComicFest at Alter Ego Comics.

Tyler Mills (Jason) and Emma Nelson (Freddie Kruger) dress up for Halloween ComicFest at Alter Ego Comics.


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Shayna Pettijean (Wonder Woman) and Kendra Reynolds (Supergirl) at Alter Ego Comics for the annual Halloween ComicFest

Shayna Pettijean (Wonder Woman) and Kendra Reynolds (Supergirl) at Alter Ego Comics for the annual Halloween ComicFest


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Alexzander Corsaro dressed as the Mad Hatter during a past Halloween parade.


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LIMA — Halloween is Thursday, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate accordingly across the area for all ages.

Here’s a list of all the costume parties, trunk-or-treats, parties and other themed events for the week.

• Costume party: 10 p.m. to midnight tonight, The 318 Restaurant and Bar, 318 N. Main St., Lima. Free admission. With DJ Phil Austin.

• First United Methodist Church trunk-or-treat: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, church parking lot, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert.

• Wassenberg Art Center trick-or-treat: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Halloween craft kids, fresh popcorn and cider.

• Faith-Filled Fall Fest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lima First Church of Nazarene, 300 W. Elm St., Lima. Motorcycle cruise-in, vendors, live music, animals presented by Johnny Appleseed, kids games and activities.

• Lima Noon Optimist Safety City trick or treat: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, 700 S. Collett St., Lima.

• Halloween ComicFest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Alter Ego Comics, 230 N. Main St., Lima. Free admission. Free comic books available. Costumes welcomed.

• Doggy trick-or-treat: 3 p.m. Saturday, Vancrest of St. Marys, 1140 S. Knoxville Ave., St. Marys.

• Lima Ford Engine Plant trunk-or-treat: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1155 Bible Road, Lima. Open to Ford associates and retirees.

• Unitarian Universalist Fellowship UU-toberfest: 6 to 9 p.m., church, 875 W. Market St., Lima. Chicken and bratwurst dinners, live music by Brett Prothro, silent auction.

• Halloween 2019 at Ohio Theatre: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 122 W. North St., Lima. Cover charge $10. With Nashville Crush and Brother Believe Me. Ages 18 and older. Costume contest, food and drink specials.

• Lima Kiwanis Howl’oween Trick or Trot: 2 p.m. Sunday, Heritage Park, 2093 Reed Road, Lima. Admission $30 5K, $20 1 mile. Refreshments at finish line. Pet parade noon at Heritage Park.

• Halloween party: 6 p.m. Monday, Wapakoneta library, 203 S. Perry St., Wapakoneta. Costume contest, snacks, crafts, games.

• Auglaize County Libraries Halloween escape rooms: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Wapakoneta; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at New Knoxville; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at New Bremen.

• Halloween party: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lima Public Library, 650 W. Market St., Lima. Free admission. Games, costumes, crafts, prizes.

• The Spirits Speak: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ottawa library, 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Demonstrations of spirit medium effects, explanations of fake medium trickery, exhibits of spiritualism artifacts. Not recommended for children.

• Calvary Chapel of Praise “Star Wars” trunk-or-treat: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 1601 Rebecca Drive, Lima. Bounce houses, photo booth.

Tyler Mills (Jason) and Emma Nelson (Freddie Kruger) dress up for Halloween ComicFest at Alter Ego Comics.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Halloween2.jpgTyler Mills (Jason) and Emma Nelson (Freddie Kruger) dress up for Halloween ComicFest at Alter Ego Comics. The Lima News file
Shayna Pettijean (Wonder Woman) and Kendra Reynolds (Supergirl) at Alter Ego Comics for the annual Halloween ComicFest
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Halloween1.jpgShayna Pettijean (Wonder Woman) and Kendra Reynolds (Supergirl) at Alter Ego Comics for the annual Halloween ComicFest The Lima News file
Alexzander Corsaro dressed as the Mad Hatter during a past Halloween parade.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Halloween-MadHatter.jpgAlexzander Corsaro dressed as the Mad Hatter during a past Halloween parade. The Lima News file

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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