A Halloween tradition will continue at the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus (Nursing Home), thanks to the support of the Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary.
Riverview will open its doors to the public for the annual Trick or Treat Night Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Little ghosts and ghouls are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the facility, collecting candy at each resident’s room.
“This is a win a win for both Riverview and the Community. It gives families a safe, well-lit, warm place to trick-or-treat, and our residents have a ball getting to see all the different costumes. It is something that they may have enjoyed in their own homes and we are happy our Auxiliary has given us the opportunity to provide the experience right here in our building,” said Riverview Healthcare Campus Administrator Kendra German.
At 7:15 p.m., families can gather in the Multipurpose Room where they can enjoy cookies and cider donated by an anonymous community member and Heritage Healthcare. Trick-or-treaters can participate in the costume contest sponsored by Heartland Hospice and Home Health. Prizes will be given out for various age groups and categories including the prettiest, funniest, scariest and for babies, best costume. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will also be at the event to finger print children.
The Auxiliary is donating candy, but there is always a need for more. To donate candy or money, call Kim Geldien at 419-898-2851 ext. 200.
Food pantry a success
On Saturday Oct. 10, the Oak Harbor-Penta FFA Chapter sponsored a Haunted Woods for the Oak Harbor area community.
The Haunted Woods were comprised of several scenes including a graveyard, clown circus, vampire’s camp, operating room, and a car and tractor accident.
Food donations were collected for a discount toward admission tickets. Food and money will be donated to the Oak Harbor Food Pantry.