Halloween is upon us, so carve that pumpkin and queue up those spooky stories, because Michiganders love this ghostly holiday. According to historian Bill Loomis, Halloween in Michigan goes all the way back to 1860 – with one popular activity of the time involving a young lady having to eat a whole, raw herring in three bites. She would then go to bed, where her true love would be foretold.
Lucky for us, there are many Halloween events in Monroe County this year where you won’t have to eat a raw bird. For 20 years, Iceberg Heating & Cooling has been Monroe County’s premiere HVAC specialist, and today we’re going to share Monroe County’s premiere Halloween haunts.
Spooktacular Costume Contest.
The Mall of Monroe will be celebrating Halloween season with their Annual Spooktacular Costume Contest. Fun for all ages, this spooktacular contest will be held on October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM at Center Count inside The Mall of Monroe. All entrants must pre-register by Monday, October 22, in the Mall Office. See the Mall Office or call (734) 375-1119 for complete details.
Halloween Story Time.
Are you looking for a fun Halloween event for your toddler? Join the Humane Society as they read some spooky but fun stories to toddlers. Promised as a doggone good time for all, head to the Humane Society Thrift Store inside The Mall of Monroe October 24 and October 31 at 12:30 PM. Come as you are or dress up. See the Mall Office or call at (734) 375-1119 for more details.
15th Anniversary River Raisin Halloween Festival.
One of Monroe’s hottest Halloween events, the 15th Anniversary River Raisin Halloween Festival is not to be missed. Kids of all ages will enjoy dressing up and Trick-O-Treating at downtown businesses; there will be a costume contest, a pumpkin carving station, live music, and a headless horseman giving carriage rides through the downtown streets. Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM in downtown Monroe. We’ll see you there if you scare.
The BOO-lldog Haunted Trail.
Hosted by the Summerfield High School Cross Country Team and Summerfield Players, The Boo-lldog Haunted Trail will have concessions, raffles, activities, and face painting for kids. Admission is $5.00, with a $1.00 discount for students. Proceeds will go to support the Summerfield HS Cross Country Team. October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 17555 Ida West Road, Petersburg.
Downtown Dundee Halloween Bash.
The Village of Dundee will host the Downtown Dundee Halloween Bash on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. It will be a spooky good time, with hot dogs, games, prizes, and snacks – followed by a trick or teat within the Village of Dundee from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.
Trunk or Treat.
Hosted by Elite Toyota Mazda, Trunk or Treat benefiting the Monroe County Animal Shelter is sure to be a ghostly good time for the entire family. Kids are encouraged to come dressed up and load up on candy, donuts, and cider. Every child attending will have a donation of dog or cat food to the shelter in their name! Thursday, October 25, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 PM, 14975 S Dixie Hwy, Monroe, Michigan 48161. For more information, call Jennifer Taylor at (734) 375-1119.
The HVAC experts at Iceberg Heating & Cooling want you to have a fun, safe Halloween, but remember that forgetting to schedule regular checkups for your heating and cooling system can be truly scary. This is why we offer a variety of options to choose from with our Comfort Club™ membership program. Comfort Club™ provides you with regular system checks, bi-annual checkups, and service. This will ensure your unit is operating at its best and will meet manufacturer requirements for extended warranties. We’re on call, online, and always on time, so schedule an appointment today by calling the professionals at Iceberg Heating & Cooling at (734) 375-1119, or email us.