There may have been a few tricks but there were certainly plenty of treats throughout Fairbury on Saturday for Halloween.
Youngsters had the chance to stock-up on candy at separate trunk or treat events hosted by the First Baptist Church and Petersen Chevrolet-Buick. This was the first year for the Petersen’s event as they wanted to try something different since Halloween fell on a Saturday this year.
“People could drive through, check out what vehicles we have and also get some candy,” explained Erin Petersen.
The annual gathering of the witches, organized by LuAnn Sutter, was held at the golf course. Around 25 women dressed like witches posed for a photograph taken by Ryan Bachtold. Sutter said she holds the gathering for “grins and giggles.”
“It’s so much fun to watch the girls walk across the driveway and stuff,” Sutter observed.
This was Sally Tipton’s first year to participate in the photo, even though she has heard about the tradition for a long time.
“I usually dress up for my grandkids anyway so it kind of fits right in,” said Tipton. “It was so much fun – everybody looked so cute.”
Participant Jill Thompson agreed the event was fun, although she could have done without the wind.
“I plan on doing it again.”
Indian Creek Country Club hosted a trick-or-treat walk during the evening sponsored by local businesses. Burgers, hot dogs and chili were available for purchase.
The streets of town were filled with little ghosts and goblins as kids trick-or-treated between 4 and 8 p.m.