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City ready to host Harvest Treat festival

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published October 2, 2015

WARREN — Fall color, check. Autumn weather, check. Planning for Warren’s Harvest Treat festival, check.

The festivities will get going at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at City Square next to Warren City Hall, on Van Dyke north of 12 Mile Road.

Parks and Recreation Director Henry Bowman said the event will  feature something for everyone, including free pumpkins.

“We’re going to be giving away 1,000 pumpkins that day, courtesy of Christian Financial  Credit Union,” Bowman said. “We’ll have horse-drawn wagon rides, a junior firefighter challenge, a magic show, pictures with the Great Pumpkin, a petting zoo, live music and inflatables.”
There will also be live demonstrations by professional pumpkin carvers and carving on a “pumpkin wall.”

Photos with the Great Pumpkin will be available from 4 to 6 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the city will host an hour of “trunk or treating” in the parking structure adjacent to City Hall.

Bowman said it’s not too late for people to sign on to support the festivities.

“We’re still looking for people to come in and set up vehicles and pass out candy to the kids,” he said.

Setup for trunk or treat will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Volunteers are asked to bring enough candy for 2,000 kids.

Anyone interested in passing out candy can register by calling (586) 757-7480.