The Newberg Downtown Coalition invites children of all ages to come to downtown Newberg on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. for trick or treating, photo opportunities, a haunted house, a haunted trolley and a children’s activity area.
Continuing a long-time downtown tradition, downtown businesses will provide candy for costumed trick or treaters. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photo opportunities at Francis Square with giant pumpkins, decorative gourds and corn stalks donated by Sweet Oregon Berry and Mustard Seed Organic Farms. WaterBear Cleaning and Restoration will be giving out popcorn.
Newberg Christian Church will host a free preschool activity area in the parking lot of Hopp Insurance and Dormer’s Embroidery at Edwards Street and First Street.
Boy Scout Troop 265 will operate a haunted house at the Scout House in nearby Memorial Park from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Newberg Kiwanis will provide crossing guards at major downtown crosswalks.
Students from middle school age to 21 are invited to a Halloween party starting at 5 p.m. inside Youth Outreach at 719 E. First St.
A haunted trolley will offer free rides, with pick-up locations at Nap’s Thriftway, the haunted house at Fourth Street and Howard Street, as well as the preschool activities at Edwards Street and First Street.
Chehalem Dance Academy students will be performing every 15 minutes at the academy at 311 E. First.
Providence Medical Center and Chehalem Park and Recreational District are helping sponsor the event.
Hagan Hamilton Insurance is sponsoring a business decorating contest and many downtown businesses will be decorated for the festivities. Trick or treaters can vote for their favorite by stopping by the Hagan Hamilton booth at Francis Square to get their voting token.