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Trick-or-treat times in the Sauk Valley

The following are trick-or-treat times and Halloween activities for the Sauk Valley, all on Tuesday or before unless otherwise noted.

Amboy: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday

A parade lines up at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Federal Bank, 111 E. Main St.; it begins at 3.

Ashton: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

The Lions Club and American Legion will have a parade and costume judging after trick or treating; line-up will be in front of Mimini’s General Store, 602 Brown Ave.

Byron: 5 to 8 p.m.

Chadwick: 4 to 7 p.m.

Dixon: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

• Lee County Council on Aging will serve a monster pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for ages 11 and younger, with a $1 discount for those in costume. Costumed characters will be at the breakfast.

• The annual Dixon Noon Lions Halloween parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haymarket Square Park, at the corner of Third Street and Highland Avenue, for costumed children through eighth grade.

Dixon High School Key Club members will judge costumes and award prizes for preschool, kindergarten through first-, second- through third-, and fourth- through eighth-grade categories. Those who want to be judged should arrive early; judging ends at 9:50. In case of rain, judging will move to the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St.

The parade, led by the Reagan School Band, will head east on Third Street to Hennepin Avenue, north on Hennepin to First Street, west on First to Highland Avenue, and south on Highland to Haymarket Square. Prizes will be awarded, and each participant will receive a treat bag.

• Girl Scout Troop 5300 will be trick-or-treating for canned goods for the Dixon Food Pantry from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Drivers are needed. Call Ginny Whaley at 814-440-3414.

• Grace United Methodist Church, 921 E. Chamberlin St. will have a trunk-or-treat from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Kids will receive candy and other treats from vehicle trunks. Free hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. Call 815-288-1505 for more information.

Erie: 5 to 7 p.m.

Franklin Grove: 5 to 7 p.m.

• An all-ages costume contest will be held at Franklin Grove Elementary School, 217 S. Elm St., at 7:30 p.m.

• Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation and the Meadows of Franklin Grove will have a free Boo Bash from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 502 N. State St. A hot dog lunch, cider, hot chocolate, doughnuts, cotton candy, and popcorn will be provided. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, a bounce house, a spook house, and kids rooms. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 815-456-2374 for more information.

Fulton: 6 to 8 p.m.

Grand Detour: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Lanark: 4 to 7 p.m.

Lyndon: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Manlius: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Manlius Fire Department’s annual Halloween party begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the fire house, 225 Maple Ave. There will be an all-ages costume contest and free food.

Milledgeville: 4 to 7 p.m.

Morrison: 4 to 7 p.m.

Mount Carroll: 6 to 8 p.m.

Mount Morris: 5 to 8 p.m.

Oregon: 5 to 8 p.m.

Oregon Knights of Columbus’ 69th annual Halloween parade and costume contest begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Oregon Coliseum, at the intersection of Franklin Street and state Route 2. It will head south on Fifth Street to Jefferson Street, east on Jefferson to Third Street, north on Third to Franklin and then west back to the Coliseum.

Costume judging for kids 1 and younger, 2 to 4, 3 to 5, and 8 and older will be held afterward, with prizes for first through fourth place in each category. A Best of Show trophy will be given for the best costume.

Paw Paw: 5 to 7 p.m.

Polo: 4 to 5 p.m. at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 703 E. Buffalo St., and 5 to
8 p.m. citywide.

Prophetstown: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Rock Falls: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

• Trick or treat will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday downtown along First Avenue from Dixon Avenue to the state Route 40 bridge, and along Second Street from Avenue A to Fifth Avenue. There will be a free petting zoo at the U.S. Bank parking lot at Third Street and First Avenue.

• First Congregational Church’s 12th annual Trick or Trunk, for children 12 and younger, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 905 Dixon Ave. Activities and food also will be provided, and Jeremy the Amazer will perform magic tricks at 1:30 p.m. Call 815-499-3987 for more information.

• Coloma Township Park District’s annual all-ages Halloween costume contest will be Sunday at the Municipal Center, 1007 Seventh Ave. Doors open at 3:30 with judging at 4 p.m. There will be cash prizes in many categories, including $15 or Best of Show. Categories include funniest, historical, most unusual, scariest, most original, storybook characters, prettiest, cartoon characters, movie characters, and miscellaneous. All participants get candy.

Savanna: 2-4 p.m. Sunday

Line-up for a parade starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Main and Division streets, with the parade at 1 p.m. It will travel south on Main Street to the city parking lot at the fire station, where kids can get treats.

Shannon: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Sterling: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

• St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1701 16th Ave., is having trunk-or-treat from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

• The Sterling Police Department’s eighth annual Halloween flashlight and goodie giveaway runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the station, 212 Third Ave. Children through age 14, who must be accompanied by an adult, will get trick-or-treat bags with treats and flashlights on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 815-632-6600 for more information.

Tampico: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Thomson: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

A costume parade will start at 6 p.m., with line-up at 5:45 p.m. It starts on South Street, then goes down Market Street to the Thomson Fire Station, 900 Walnut St., where an all-ages party will be held until 8 p.m. with hot dogs, chips, nachos, beverages, treats, a cake walk, music and a picture backdrop.

Walnut: Trick-or-treating will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Walnut Manor, 308 S. Second St., and from 4 to 8 p.m. townwide.

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