Lincoln County, Mo. - This Halloween was a busy one for Lincoln County. 

Various Halloween events took place in the weeks leading up to Oct. 30, and included many trunk or treats, a pumpkin festival and even a Halloween parade. 

Despite some dreary weather, people of all ages dressed up ready to attend and celebrate the Halloween season.

Dillon’s Automotive in Troy held their Shine and Show Car Show and Trunk or Treat, Winfield-Foley Firefighters held its 7th annual trunk or treat, Anchored Hope Church had trunk or treats and Silex and Hawk Point Elementary both held their PTO trunk or treat events.

“The Hawk Point PTO does a lot of fun events, and the trunk or treat is the highlight of the year,” explained Molly Blankenship, a teacher at Hawk Point.

Cuivre River State Park also held a trunk or treat. The park usually hosts a Halloween event, but it was their first year hosting a trunk or treat. They had s’mores, games, face painting, a photo booth and a horse guest. 

“We want to thank all of our community organizations who came out and set up a station and the wonderful businesses that donated items for the event. Thank you, Lincoln County, for letting us be a part of this amazing community for 75 years,” Cuivre River posted on social media.

Another first for Lincoln County was the first Hawk Point Firemen’s Community Outreach Halloween parade. The parade began in the early evening at Hawk Point Elementary School and drove through the surrounding neighborhood on Oct. 23. The Firemen’s Community Outreach is a community program designed to support the firefighters of Hawk Point and the community they serve.

Troy also hosted a Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 30. There were a variety of vendors, family and pet costume contests, a Kids Corner, live music and a trunk or treat. Many local businesses came together to show their support for the community and sponsor the event.