Chamber schedules two Halloween events


October 21, 2021

What are you wearing this All Hallow’s Eve? The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is giving Wahkiakum residents a couple extra opportunities to show off their costumes for the October holiday next week.

At 3:30 p.m. on October 29, at Wahkiakum High School, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Trunk or Treat & Parade. Vehicles will travel the circle, and children and families should find a spot inside the parade route to watch. After the parade, the vehicles will move into the parking lot for a bit of trunk or treating. People are welcome to offer treats from their trunks or to set up tables or booths.

Dress up! There will be a costume contest, and don’t forget to bring bags for the little ones so they can carry all their treats home.

The Health Department is encouraging masks, and people in the parade are asked not to throw candy.

A canned food drive will take place simultaneously, with donations going to local food banks.

At 1 p.m. on October 30, the Chamber is hosting their first annual “Howloween,” which will include a dog costume contest, a dog pie eating contest and other competition. Owners and their canine friends can also meet with a pet psychic. The event will take place at Erickson Park in Cathlamet and is a fundraiser for Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group, so donations of canned pet food are encouraged. Anyone who donates will be entered to win a prize basket donated by Farm Dog Bakery and Petco.

All good dogs are welcome and must be current on shots, according to Chamber Director Stacey Lane. They must also be on a non-retractable leash. Again, masks are encouraged for the humans in attendance.

“This will be a fun day for people who have fur kids and work Monday through Friday,” Lane said.


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