Family-friendly spooky activities appear

Remember when Halloween was a scary good time? When children dressed in costume and collected candy door to door?

Despite the plethora of horror flicks such as “Halloween the 13th Part X” or “Zombies vs. Vampircs: Final Chapter 2” and the frightening events in our nation’s capital, the season still has age-approriate activities.

For example, LA Hair Design plans a “When Pigs Fly” Halloween party for 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Hall on Smith Street in Green Springs.

An educational speaker from The Bellevue Hospital, raffles, door prizes and a sugar-free trick-or-treat are planned. Children ages 1-16 can participate in a costume contest. Admission is $5, with proceeds to benefit the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

Another fundraiser, Harry’s Haunted Trail, is operated by Tiffin University track and field athletes at the Paradiso Athletic Complex. The hike through the haunted trails continues 7:30-11:30 p.m. today and Oct. 25 and 26. Next Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. offers a less-scary children’s night.

The cost is $10, with proceeds to be divided between the TU track and field team and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Also, Heidelberg University’s third annual France Hall Haunted House, set for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, is to offer kids activities and a family-friendly environment. In the past, the event has raised funds for building repairs.