Fox Pointe trick-or-treat hosts hundreds

Once the gates opened and families came in, they followed the walkway around Fox Pointe, stopping at each table for conversation and candy. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Estimated 750 guests enjoy giveaways and community

By Josh Bootsma and Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 31, 2020) – The week of Halloween festivities at Fox Pointe ended in a big way Saturday as an estimated 750 attendees made a lap around the venue to collect goodies, take photos, and enjoy a sunny day with family and friends. Midway through the afternoon, the line of costumed collectors and their families stretched north up Henry Street as they waited to visit the 24 tables set up by various businesses and organizations throughout Fox Pointe.

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From inside the Fox Pointe fence, hundreds of trick-or-treaters could be seen lined up along Henry Street. Though the line was long, Fox Pointe trick-or-treaters said it moved fast. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The Village of Lansing’s week-long Halloween celebration started on Saturday, October 24, with the “Promenade at the Pointe” event and continued throughout the week for two hours each evening as guests were invited to see the decorations and vote for their favorite scarecrow. This Saturday’s 2-4 p.m. event was open to any local businesses or organizations who wanted to hand out candy or other giveaways to trick-or-treaters.

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Fox Pointe trick-or-treat was promoted via social media and print ads, and eager participants were waiting at the front gate of Fox Pointe at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 31. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Wind gusts exceeded 20mph at times on Saturday afternoon. St. Ann Church and School struggled to get their table set up. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Once the gates opened and families came in, they followed the walkway around Fox Pointe, stopping at each table for conversation and candy. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The M&M family stopped by The Lansing Journal table. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Not Rudolph, or any other specific character, “just a deer.” (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Whole families joined in the Fox Pointe trick-or-treat fun together (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The sunny afternoon provided a welcome opportunity to enjoy an outdoor activity, and families appreciated the community event. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A young trick-or-treater exercised his option to choose his own candy. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Older trick-or-treaters participated too, though they were more likely to mask their enjoyment. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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It was this Peter Griffin’s birthday on Saturday, so nothing was “grinding his gears.” (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
President Trump and Melania walked to Fox Pointe from Quik Scripts Pharmacy and made a stop at Nobile Shoes, to the delight of Nobile Marketer Cam Sanchez (right). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
October 31 was also the last day of voting on the scarecrows along the west walkway. The winners were to be announced at the end of trick-or-treating, but Sally and Ken Reynolds collected an additional 300 votes and needed extra time to sort and count them. The winning scarecrows were announced via Facebook around 8:00pm Saturday evening. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The Pentecost Church of Flossmoor chose an Ark theme, dressing up as pairs of animals—including Black Panthers—to greet the trick-or-treaters. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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A smiling scarecrow (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Defending each other (and their candy) (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Family and friends trick-or-treating together. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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24 tables were set up throughout the venue. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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The Lansing Police Department had a table of goodies. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This li’l buckaroo moseyed up to The Lansing Journal’s table and filled his saddle bag. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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These three animals were separated from the rest of their Noah’s Ark group, which was on the other side of the venue. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Managing Editor Josh Bootsma greets a constituent. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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These three Halo soldiers are ready for action. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)



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This exterminator was on the lookout for unwanted creatures. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This little aviator’s flight around Fox Pointe was guided by watchful adults. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This creepy clown offered free hugs to anyone brave enough to get close. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Spiderman and Captain America were ready to save the day—one piece of candy at a time. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
An estimated 750 people made the loop around Fox Pointe on Saturday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois.




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