MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - Join us as the Meridian Township Celebrates Halloween! Halloween open houses, events and activities for all ages will be held on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 10:00 a.m.
From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. the Merdian Township Police Department and Fire Department will be holding open houses. Kids will be able to meet McGruff the Crime Dog, sit in a patrol car, and activate the siren at the Police Department! At all three Fire Stations kids will be able to try on fireman gear, win prizes and climb into fire trucks and ambulances.
Meridian Township’s Government Access Channel, HOMTV, will also be having a studio funhouse. Kids and families will be able to take a behind the scenes look at how a television station works. HOMTV is located inside the Meridian Township Municipal Building and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Harris Nature Center, located at 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos, will be hosting their “Halloween Adventures” from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These adventures include a funhouse, crafts, pumpkin decorating and treats. Outside will be the “Friendly Forest” with games to play along the way. There will also be a hayride through the woods, pumpkin patch and a campfire.
Children and parents can also visit the Meridian Farmers’ Market and the Meridian Historical Village in Central Park. Vendors at the Farmers’ Market will be selling homemade goodies for your trick-or-treaters from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Historical Village Buildings will be open for walk-through tours and the goodies will be handed out at the Brick General Store from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For those looking to continue the festivities on Halloween, the Meridian Township Police Department urges trick-or-treaters to stay in well-lit areas, travel in groups, and stay in areas you are familiar with. Trick-or-Treating will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.