Area brief for 10-17-13

Trick or Treat Trail Oct. 26

The Afton Area Business Association will host the third annual “Trick or Treat Trail” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids are invited to follow St. Croix Trail through the historic town of Afton, MN from Sail Away Café to Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour, for a free Halloween event.

Children will visit 18 participating shops, businesses and restaurants to collect free treats and enjoy fall activities such as pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, a spooky art studio, ghostly games, free hot cocoa more.

New this year, Selma’s will give kids a chance to scream for ice cream by hosting a scream contest at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Children will show off their loudest shrieks and screeches for the chance to win free ice cream.

This non-scary event is best suited for children ages 10 and under. Costumes are encouraged.

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Compiled by Jonathan Young – [email protected]