The Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) spookified parts of Portage this past Saturday, October 29th.

Community engagement coordinator Lorna Knight says the Portage Regional Library and Family Resource Centre allowed them to turn their buildings into not-so-haunted houses for their event, titled Trick-or-Treat town. She explains that each location had tables with candy and activities to keep the kids entertained.

“In the past because of pandemic restrictions, they did a ‘Trunk or Treat’ so they had vehicles set up and it was all outside,” says Knight. “This year we're kind of doing a combination of inside and outside because we don't have restrictions which just allows us for a little bit more flow and keep everybody moving.”

She adds, they welcomed all kids, regardless of if they were in costume or not. The community coordinator mentions that events that take place both indoors and outdoors will hopefully become more commonplace with the PCRC.

“We're really making a hybrid of this one,” notes Knight. “We're having some things outside, but we had a contingency of bad weather, which was possible, so we definitely had the options of things inside.”

Knight hopes that everyone in Portage la Prairie has a happy and safe Halloween.