COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center will host Lil’ Pumpkins on Parade, an opportunity for families to trick or treat in downtown Columbia City’s business district on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to wear costumes and parade through downtown Columbia City, collecting candy, surprises and marking off an entry form for prizes with each stop.

Once children have visited each location, visit the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 128 W. Van Buren St. for some additional fun and drop an entry form into a drawing for prizes.

“We are excited to invite the community to stop in and visit participating businesses and organizations for some Halloween fun in downtown Columbia City,” said Jennifer Romano, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. “We think this will be especially appealing to parents with little ones who can participate in a family-friendly activity that’s light, bright and not so scary. It’s also bound to be a pleasant activity rain or shine.”

Participating businesses & organizations in the Lil’ Pumpkins on Parade include:

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
Bravo Home & Gift
City of Columbia City
Hinen Printing
Running Around Screen Printing
Brew’ha Coffee Shop
Star Financial Bank
Mayor Ryan Daniel’s Office

Columbia City Police Department

Columbia City Fire Department

Twisted Tailfins
Passages, Inc.
BE Computers
Whitley County Historical Museum
Starr CPA & Associates
INWhitley Newspaper
Rubies & Whimsy
Blue Moon Bakery
Century 21 Bradley, The LT Group
Next Generation RC & Hobby
Rhoades Automotive
Clugston Senior Apartments
Dr. David Lieb, MD
United Way of Whitley County

Whitley County EDC


“This is our second year for the event and we will be looking for ways to expand it in 2019,” Romano added. “We are excited to welcome many new participants this year. Not only is this something fun for children and families to do together, it’s great for our community as well when participants visit a new place or meet new people.”

For more information or to pick up a registration card, visit the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 248-8131.