Norris Halloween Trail draws little ghosts, goblins to woodsy event

Activities in Norris last weekend included the first Norris Halloween Trail event, a tour for kids through the woods around the new Norris Disc Golf Course.

The mild hike with Halloween-style decorations, treats and “spooky fun” included 22 “stations” where kids could stop – including such spots as the “Haunted Dog House.”

On hand near the disc golf course, next to the Norris Community Center, to oversee the event was Brianne Kibler, chair of the Norris Recreation Commission, which sponsored the event.

Advance registration was required for the Halloween Trail, as it was limited to 250 children.

“We sold out all 250 slots in less than 24 hours,” Kibler said of the advance registration. (There actually was no charge to participate.)

Originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, the event was postponed until 1 p.m. Sunday because of Saturday’s rain.

But Sunday was a dry, sunny day, perfect for the hike, and there were plenty of families on hand to enjoy the event.

Norris City Councilwoman Loretta Painter was also there to serve as a greeter at the start of the trail.

Other sponsors included the city fire and police departments, the Norris Animal Shelter Commission, and some local families, Kibler said.