Fraser to host trio of Halloween events

By: Brendan Losinski | Fraser-Clinton Chronicle | Published October 3, 2023

 The Fraser Public Library will host a trunk-or-treat at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The Fraser Public Library will host a trunk-or-treat at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Photo provided by Kristen Getzin


FRASER — Fraser is getting into the spooky spirit with some fun upcoming Halloween-themed events.

First will be Fraser Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 7. It will feature a trunk-or-treat for families behind the Lions Club Hall, located at 34540 Utica Road, followed by a concert.

“The trunk-or-treat is from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. The band, The Hazel Love Band, will start playing at 5 p.m.,” said Nicole Zimmerman, the Fraser Lions Club treasurer and the event’s co-chair. “After 5 p.m., there will be a cash bar. If the weather is bad, it will be moved indoors. We will have hot dogs for sale.”

It will be the third year the Fraser Lions have hosted such an event.

“There is no cost for the trunk-or-treat but for the portion at 5 p.m., there is a $5 cover charge for the concert,” said Zimmerman. “Parking will be at the (skating) rink next door. This is the third time we’ve done this event. It started a few years ago when Fraser Parks and Recreation tried to get something going. They were having trouble, so we stepped in to try and keep it going.”

She said the day should be great fun for those looking to enjoy the fall.

“If you are coming to the trunk-or-treat, it is a great community event,” said Zimmerman. “They do this out of the goodness of their heart. It gives them a free space in daylight instead of sending kids out at night. For the other portion, it’s a great chance to enjoy the last bits of nice weather before that snow comes.”

The Fraser Public Library will host its own trunk-or-treat at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at its temporary location at 15260 15 Mile Road.

“It usually lasts about an hour and a half or until people run out of candy,” said Kristen Getzin, the programming and youth services librarian. “If people want to pass out candy, we ask that they register with us on our website. Normally, the event calendar is registration for participants, but this time it’s for those who want to participate by giving out the candy. If people just want to come to get candy, they don’t have to register.”

This year’s event was adjusted since the library has had to move into the temporary location due to the car crash that took down part of the main library building’s walls on May 21.

“This is going to be the fourth year we’re holding a trunk-or-treat. It’s a little different, obviously, because we’re not at the same location we were,” Getzin said. “It will be outside in the parking lot, but we also will have some parking available here. Some people may need to park farther down in the Meijer parking lot (near 15 Mile Road and Utica Road).”

Getzin said the library likes hosting a trunk-or-treat because it allows kids to have all the traditional fun of Halloween but in a safe, daytime environment.

“It’s always fun to come to a trunk-or-treat, especially in a smaller town, because you get all sorts of people coming out to hand out candy and it’s really fun,” she said. “It’s a safe space for kids to go around and do the normal trick-or-treating thing; it’s just a little more condensed so there’s less crossing of streets by themselves.”

The Fraser Public Library can be reached by calling (586) 293-2055. More information and registration can be found on their website at

Lastly, there will be the Spook-tacular Halloween Bash hosted at the Galaxy Elite Cheer building, located at 33066 Garfield Road.

“It’s just a community appreciation event. It’s located inside the Galaxy Elite Cheer building next to Fraser Star Bowling Lanes,” said Susan Wojtal, the owner of Galaxy Elite Cheer. “It will be an indoor event. … We have done a Christmas event before, but this is our first time doing this for Halloween.”

The event will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Those who wish to take part can register by going to or calling (586) 876-6668.

“We ask people to register so we can get numbers for food and so forth, but people also can just show up. It’s totally free to attend. We will have some vendors there with things for sale, such as T-shirts, art and more,” Wojtal said. “We’re going to have a DJ and musician, we’ll have balloon artists, a magician, a Halloween costume contest, a raffle for free classes and other prizes, snacks and refreshments. … We’re also working on getting some cars outside for trunk-or-treating.”

Wojtal said this was a great way to give back to the community which has supported Galaxy Elite Cheer.

“(Our business) started at Total Sports and then at the Bowling Alley during COVID. We moved from there into our current building which gave us our own space and more room,” she said. “We just want to appreciate our community which has helped support us. We wanted to give back to local families.”