If the community’s young people don’t use up enough energy during the Chester Merchants Trick or Treat on Halloween, they will have a second chance to expend any excess at the annual Lake Almanor Community Church Harvest Festival. Air-filled pugil sticks and pedestals surrounded by yards of bouncing area is just one of many energy absorbing features at the event. Photo by Gregg Scott

Harvest Festival ready for the 23rd year

For the 23rd year the Lake Almanor Community Church is planning for its annual Harvest Festival, from 5 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 31.

With numerous games for all ages and an abundance of tasty and reasonable food available, it is always a full house of family fun.

The admission price is one canned food item per person that will help stock the church’s Sunshine food pantry.

All game booths, rides and activities are free. With most dinner items under $2 it is easy on the pocketbook to satisfy the whole family.

The conception of the event in 1996 was to provide an alternative to the traditional “dark-thirty” trick or treating that had been subject to uncertain weather for several years.

The indoor venue and growing interest have become a Halloween mainstay in the community.