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Explore the Halloween Storybook Trail

Celebrate this Halloween with your friends and neighbors at the city park!

In spite of COVID-19 and the downtown area construction, Holden will still be holding a special Halloween trick-or-treat night for the kiddos!

This year’s event will be held at the Holden City Park and is sponsored by the Holden Chamber of Commerce and Blue Bird Real Estate.

It is a special Storybook Trail event, which includes area businesses and organizations sponsoring different storybook areas and passing out treats.

The Halloween Storybook Trail is Saturday, October 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the city park.

The wonderful MoDOT project continues downtown and there are no street lights so it was decided to move the event to the park.

All area businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to take part in this special Halloween event.

According to organizer Lynette Zimmer, the following businesses and groups have committed to sponsoring a story area – Bright Futures Holden – Clifford the Big Red Dog; Casey’s General Store – Alice in Wonderland; Chamber of Commerce – Wizard of Oz; The Gym – Little Red Riding Hood; F&C Bank – Old MacDonald; Central Bank – Hansel & Gretel; Blue Bird Real Estate – Winnie the Pooh; Fox Creek – Mary Poppins; First Baptist Church – A Bible Story; Heiman’s True Value – Charlie Brown; Chunky Butters – Fairy Godmother from Cinderella; Holden United Methodist Church – Toy Story; and All About Kids – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Northside Assembly Church will be giving away FREE soups, hot chocolate and coffee in the concession stands.

All are encouraged to participate and help make this a Halloween night the kids will never forget!

Each business or group is free to choose their own story and backdrop.

The Chamber will provide a backdrop if needed, for a small fee.

Each story on the trail will be set up and run so as to promote social distancing.

Each participant will wait their turn as their group moves through each storybook area.

Due to social distancing guidelines, a costume contest will not be held this year.

Safety for everyone is a top priority. “Again, we are encouraging social distancing as much as possible,” Lynette added.

Don’t miss this very special Halloween Storybook Trail! Children will enjoy seeing their favorite characters come to life and interacting with them!

And don’t forget your Halloween treat bag as you can trick-or-treat at each story area!

“If anyone else wants to participate, there’s still time to join in the fun!” Lynette added.

Let’s make this a night to remember for the kiddos! If you would like to sponsor a story, please contact Lynette at

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