Haunted Trail, Trunk or Treat a scary good time at Cedar Bay
Tim Brody - Editor
A haunted trail experience at Cedar Bay on the evening of Oct. 22 drew hundreds of visitors.
Earlier in the evening approximately 85 vehicles with 250 children drove through a Trunk or Treat event at the Cedar Bay parking lot. Ten businesses and organizations took part as “trunks” to hand out treats during the Trunk or Treat event.
Dorothy Broderick, who organized both events, said the evening was quite successful, “When you have those high numbers with positive feedback, definitely successful.”
Pathfinders from the local Girl Guides group, along with members of the McCord family, dressed up as haunters along the haunted trail.
Friends of Cedar Bay was a partner in the events.
Vice-Chair Joyce Timpson commented, “It was such a fun event. A rough estimate is that 400 to 500 people went down the haunted trail, people from about four to 60 (years of age), I’d say.
“We had a line up down the road all night long [for the haunted trail],” Broderick said, adding, “We’ll make some changes next year to just tidy up a few things.”
The evening also included a bonfire, complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
This is the first time the haunted trail has run since 2019 and Broderick said she is hopeful to run both events next year.
Broderick shared on Facebook following the event, “Special thank you to the Rec Centre and Public Works for your help with closing the parking lot and having garbage cans available. Extra special thank you to supporters like the Sioux Lookout Lions Club, Fresh Market Foods, and the person who gave us gift cards for our volunteer groups. Thank you to our greeter and road director Bobbi Roberts. Thank you to Vanessa Finn for helping decorate the haunted trail and to Jenna Cummings for making all the candy bags for the Drayton Cash and Carry trunk. Thank you to Steve Roberts for brushing the trail between the road and the paddocks. A scream out to MacKenzie May for making all the candle bags to light the path down. Big scream out to our official trail and lot haunters - the McCords, the Pathfinders, and Joyce Timpson. Most grateful thank you to Andrea DeGagne for nighttime candle pick up as well as Michael O’Brien, and Paul Haines for garbage pick up in the lot in the morning.”