Little witches and goblins made their way around Colusa County, all looking to satiate a monstrous sweet tooth. For some, a traditional door-to-door method was sufficient. Hundreds of Burchfield students snaked their way along the businesses of downtown Colusa and returned with a bountiful booty.
Others opted for Trunk or Treats in Stonyford, in Williams, and in Colusa, and members from First Presbyterian Church had decided to serve the community by grilling proteins since the trick-or-treaters were localized to the group of cars lining the parking spaces in front of the church on Fourth Street.
The Williams Fire Department delighted trick-or-treaters with their newest member, “Pluggy,” an animated robot that interacted with visitors.
The staff at McNary-Moore funeral home decided to invite the public in for crafts, movies, a banquet of finger foods and cupcakes almost too cute to eat. A costume contest awarded prizes for Buzz Lightyear, gecko, and witch. cowgirl, wraith, Robin (Batman fame), Mary Poppins, werewolf, alien twins, Harry Potter, zombie, and a girl with parasol.
“I felt it went really well,” said Nadine Benz, funeral director. “I got a lot of positive feedback from families.”
The Williams Community Church had a bounce house for little ones to burn off extra sugar consumed from the sweets doled out from the trunks of parishioners. Substantial foods were also provided along with face painting.
A costume contest was also held at Riverside Lanes in Colusa and free bowling sessions were given along with bitesized chocolate and candies.
On 10th Street in Colusa, many people lined up to trick-or-treat at a large Victorian house that had tables with crockpots filled with sustenance that would warm and revive weary revelers.
The TRIO program at Woodland Community College had a Halloween party at their Colusa Campus in Williams. Adults yearning for bygone days of their youth donned costumes, enjoyed chili nachos, and socialized. Alex Montejano won the pumpkin decorating contest. ■