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Arlington businesses host Halloween fun for families

“Resfucha” wins $100 as the first place winner of the Arlington Arts Council’s Scarecrow Contest in downtown Arlington. She was entered by Flowers by George. - SARAH ARNEY Arts & Leisure
“Resfucha” wins $100 as the first place winner of the Arlington Arts Council’s Scarecrow Contest in downtown Arlington. She was entered by Flowers by George.
— image credit: SARAH ARNEY Arts & Leisure

Trick or treaters are invited for another fun round of parading costumes and collecting treats from downtown Arlington businesses from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, as well as entering several different contests.

Arlington Hardware will be accepting decorated pumpkins in many categories 10-11:30 a.m. and the winners will be announced at noon just in time for trick-or-treating up and down the street and at the Trunk-or-Treating event in the city parking lot. After an hour of trick-or-treating, costumes will be judged in Legion Park by members of the Arlington Arts Council with prizes awarded by the Downtown Arlington Business Association.

While in town, check out the prizewinning scarecrows along Olympic Avenue, including the first place winner, “Resfucha” at Flowers by George, the second place went to “Arlene Arlington, the Car Hop Waitress,” at the Local Scoop, and third place, “Reader Rabbit” created by the Dennistown Family for the School Box. Cash prizes were provided by the arts council — just one of many projects funded by the AAC’s annual Fall into Art Auction.

Halloween at

Foster’s Farm

Another fun autumn adventure is the Casper the Friendly Ghost corn maze at Foster’s Farm, west of Arlington on SR 530. Along with the corn maze there is new pumpkin slingshot, U-pick pumpkin patch, face painting, hot buttered popcorn, and a hay maze, too. Admission and parking are free, and it cost $4.50 to enter the corn maze.

White Elephant Bingo

Arlington Heights Improvement Club is hosting a Harvest Potluck dinner with a white elephant bingo Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1221 228th St. in the Heights.

First graders to visit Olympic Place

on Halloween

The entire first-grade at Kent Prairie Elementary will don costumes for Halloween and walk over to Olympic Place Retirement home for judging from 9:20-10:45 a.m., Oct. 31. The senior residents of the home will judge the costumes. The visit was requested by the activities director. Kent Prairie students will be getting their pumpkins for the occasion at Smokey Point Plant farm from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 24.

Harvest party

Games, inflatables, prizes and lots of fun are promised at the Arlington Assembly of God’s Harvest Party at 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave. from

6-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

A safe Halloween

Kids are invited to attend a safe trick-or-treating event at the Arlington Free Methodist Church at Highland Drive and Stillaguamish Avenue from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Halloween night, Oct. 31. For information call 360-435-8986.

Trick or treating on Third Street in Marysville

Downtown Marysville Merchants welcome trick-or-treaters from 4-5 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31. For information call 659-4997.

Join Purrfect Pals at the 11th annual Black Cat Ball

A cat rescue shelter in Arlington, Purrfect Pals will benefit from an evening of glitz and glamour at this year’s Black Cat Ball Benefit Auction set for Oct. 25 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Cat advocates will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of great items presented in both silent and live auctions and enjoy a sumptuous gourmet vegetarian dinner. Tickets are $100 per person.

For information or tickets,

e-mail Janice Johnson at

Founded on the belief that every cat matters, Purrfect Pals is a no-kill, cat-only sanctuary and adoption organization. The sanctuary has capacity for up to 300 cats, including those with leukemia, FIV, behavior problems and geriatric. The organization also finds homes for more 2,000 cats and kittens every year. Purrfect Pals strives to end overpopulation by spaying or neutering every cat and kitten prior to adoption. They offer low cost spay/neuter services to the public and to people who work with the feral TNR community.

Purrfect Pals is currently raising funds to support upgrades to its clinic and shelter, support specialized veterinary care for ill and injured cats (Tipper Fund), increase the low-cost spay/neuter capability and develop an off site adoption location.

Donations of food, litter, paper towels, bedding, and cat toys are always welcome.

Each year Purrfect Pals also sponsors the Average Joe Cat Show, a great event where people can enter their beloved cats in fun categories, enter a photo contest, visit a variety of vendors, and bid on items in a silent auction.

The next Average Joe Cat Show is scheduled for May 2, 2009 at the Shoreline Community Center in Shoreline.

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