Fright Night is coming Oct. 29

Louise Oleson, DLJ Managing Editor

It is “Fright Night” time once again, and Eva Olson wants everyone to know that they’re invited to be involved in this year’s Fright Night in the Memorial Building on October 29 between 5 and 8 p.m.

They are always looking for non-profit organizations and clubs to be vendors and this year already they have some new ones signed up to participate plus many “old favorites,” as well. If you are interested in making some money for your non-profit and having some Halloween-type fun, call Mark’s Greenhouse and Floral at 701-662-5262 and leave a message.

Olson has been behind this special event since it first started nine or ten years ago - she couldn’t quite recall how long it had been. Each year they try to make it more and more special for everyone, especially the youngsters.

“It is a lot of fun,” Olson says. She’s ready to share that fun with others, too. “If there is anyone out there who might be interested in taking over “Fright Night” some group or organization - someone who’s younger and maybe has new ideas - that would be great. Make sure you talk to me or Mark about that if you stop by this year,” she added.

“I especially like it when families all come in costume - moms, dads, and the kids - either they all match or they have some theme going - it is so cute,” she said.

Fright Night is Oct. 29, this year it falls on a Sunday night.

Admission for the evening is $3 for everyone and the games are geared for children who are in preschool to 10 years old, but older kids are welcome to come, too.

For the cost of admission, each person gets a Halloween Bag, candy  and can have a free piece of cake donated by Leevers Foods.

Expect to have your evening meal at Fright Night because the JROTC students who are fundraising for the World War II European History Tour in June of 2018 will be serving “Walking Tacos” - also known as tacos in a bag.

There will be a bounce house, popcorn and cotton candy provided by 4-H, watch  for Minion Kevin

to make an appearance sometime during the evening, too. He may look like a big Twinkie - but don’t try to take a bite out of him!

Have your picture taken with him instead, or if you’d rather, pose for a photo with the scary witch. She’ll pose with you, too.

The money raised by each organization stays with that organization and the money raised at the door is donated to one or two local charities.

“Come in costume and enjoy a fun evening before going out trick or Treating on Tuesday, that’s Halloween,” Olson says.