OCTOBER 23, 2021

NICER hosted the the 3rd annual Spooky Halloween Trail Walk on Saturday, October 23rd at the Hurley School Adventure Trails. After changing last year's walk to a drive through format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers were ready to hit the ground running when planning this year's event. Two spooky trail experiences were offered and an awfully good time was had by all!

For $10 per family, 445 community members participated in the Trick or Treat Trail, a family friendly trail experience available to anyone and everyone. Participants were encouraged to arrive in costume and bring a trick or treat bag to collect candy from the themed stations set up along the trail. The Trick or Treat Trail took place from 2:00-3:30 pm.

For $5 per person, 132 community members participated in NICER's first ever Terror Trail, an experience not for the faint of heart! Participants walked the dimly lit trail, which was filled with themed costume stations that ranged from strange and spooky to downright terrifying! The Terror Trail took place from 6:30-8:00 pm.

60+ individuals signed on to man themed stations along the Spooky Trail. These stations had a great time getting into character and 95% of them volunteered at both trail experiences. It was a long day but a A handful of the station volunteers also helped NICER organizers set up the trail that morning and helped with clean up the morning after the event.

NICER raised over $1900 during this event, with funds being used on upcoming projects and events. Thank you to everyone who participated, your support is appreciated.

Thank you to the Hurley School District for allowing NICER to host this event at at the school. Also thank you to the area businesses, organizations and individuals who have generously donated to the Spooky Halloween Trail Walk. Donations received will be used to purchase candy, supplies, decorations, and promotional materials for this event.

2021 Spooky Halloween Trail Walk Donors (in no particular order):
Extension Iron County (event
Diane & Joe Simonich, Iron County 4-H Leaders Association, Rebecca Lynch (Edward Jones-Ironwood), Kiwanis Club of Ironwood, City of Hurley, Jeff & Debbie Vandevoorde,
Dale Wicklund,
Gerry & David Traczyk, Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, Beth Saari, Walmart, Paul & Nikki Samardich, Aukee Chiropractic, Ironwood Area Business & Professional Women (IABPW), The Saari Family (Ken, Amy, & Connor), City of Montreal, Future Plumbing, Giovanoni True Value Hardware, Fran Mrozinski, Kathy Koski