Wednesday, October 31st, is Halloween. Around Ferndale that means ghouls and goblins, along with super heroes, cartoon characters, etc., will be taking to the streets in search of candy.
Newer well-lit neighborhoods often find themselves besieged by a flood of trick-or-treaters.
If following the crowds is not for you or heading out earlier is a better choice, here are a few other trick-or-treating opportunities off the beaten path.
- Whatcom County Fire District 7 fire station 46 at 6081 Church Road will be handing out candy, serving hot chocolate and coffee and offering photos in front of the fire trucks with firefighters between 4pm and 8pm.
- Whatcom County Fire District 7 fire station 43 at 5368 Northwest Drive will be handing out candy, serving hot chocolate and coffee and offering photos in front of the fire trucks with firefighters between 4pm and 8pm.
- Ferndale Police will be patrolling Ferndale area neighborhoods with candy again this year. Extra patrol officers will be out helping between 5pm and 9pm. The candy was donated by Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, Target, Haggen and Walgreens.
In addition to the above, many Ferndale businesses will be handing out candy to costumed kids. The list includes the following:
- Quick-E Mart, 6105 Portal Way, will be handing out candy from 6am to 11pm. Also, the 4 best-dressed children will get toys as prizes and the 3 best-dressed adults will get cash prizes of $50, $25 and $10.
- West Coast Fight Club, 5519 Hovander Road – Suite 101, will be handing out treats from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Mugshots Espresso, at the corner of Washington Street and Vista Drive, will be handing out candy between 5am and 7pm to costumed kids.
- Manthey Momentum Sports Performance Training, 1355 Pacific Place – Suite 111, will be passing out goodies from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and are having a family group workout at 5:30pm (prize for the best-dressed)
- The State Farm Insurance office of Billy Slesk, in Pioneer Center at 5615 3rd Avenue, will be handing out candy between 8:30am and 5pm.
- Washington Federal Bank of Ferndale, 2045 Main Street, will be handing out treats from 9am to 5pm.
- Faith Baptist Church, 2060 Washington Street, will be handing out full size candy bars from 5:30pm to 8pm.
- Walgreens, 1901 Main Street, will be handing out candy from 9am to 8pm.
- First Baptist Church of Ferndale, 5759 Vista Drive, will be holding their ‘trunk-or-treat’ event in their parking lot from 6pm to 8pm.
Is you business or group missing from the list? Email us with your location and hours you will be handing out treats and we’ll add your group or business to the list.