Hemming Village hosts halloween event

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LEFT: The Headless Horseman rides through Rexburg during the Hocus Pocus event on Oct. 26. TOP: Judges rate pumpkins carved for a contest. BOTTOM: Hemming Village apartment managers hand out candy to children. Rexburg families participated in free events at Hemming Village to celebrate Halloween. mariana alves | Scroll Photography
TOP: Judges rate pumpkins carved for a contest. MIDDLE: Hemming Village apartment managers hand out candy to children. Rexburg families participated in free events at Hemming Village to celebrate Halloween. BOTTOM: The Headless Horseman rides through Rexburg during the Hocus Pocus event on Oct. 26. MARIANA ALVES | Scroll Photography

Hemming Village hosted the Hocus Pocus free family event from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 26.

The event included several activities: hayrides, face painting, refreshments, Trick or Treating, pumpkin and costume contests.

The organizations invovled  included Kiwi Loco, Skeeter’s, The Atrium, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard, Deseret Book and others offered discounts and additional activities.

A Headless Horseman also rode and down the streets in front of Hemming Village on a black horse.

Cami Wills, director of operation for Hemming Village said she was not allowed to say who the headless horsemen was.

Wills said that those running the various events including apartment managers from housing owned by the Hemming family.

She said the theme was Disney princesses and that participating managers were encouraged to dress as various Disney princesses.

Brodi Orr Cotterell, a Rexburg local and owner of Brodi’s Hair Tanning & Nail Salon said she was amazed at the number activities available at the event.

“There was never a dull moment,” Cotterell said.

A professional storyteller, dressed as the character Maleficent, was also present and read children’s books to participants.

Families had the opportunity to ride hay-filled carts pulled by horses.

Hannah Cotterell, Brodi’s daughter, said that one of her favorite parts was the hay rides.

Jeanie Snel the part of the Hemming family and manager at The Cedars Apartments said that the hayrides were provided by Rexburg locals Rodney Lusk and Dean Koonts.

Cotterell said that apple bobbing was another fun activity at the event.

Cotterell said that apple had a different color of sticker on the bottom.

Cotterell said the each color determined the prize a particpant would receive.

Wills said that the idea for the event was as a result of the Hemming family’s love of Halloween.

“The first year we did it, we thought we wanted to make a community that was free and that had a safe environment for lots of families and children to come.” Wills said.

Wills said that the event was intended as a place were families could still enjoy themselves despite bad weather.