A classic tale begins “it was a dark and stormy night.”  The good turn to the story?  No storm, and the rain stopped before Clark Lake’s Trunk or Treat began.  At 5 pm, evening was on the way, and the chilly breeze off the lake provided convincing evidence that Halloween was arriving.  Kids, parents, and grandparents gathered at Eagle Point for a treat to remember.  Bountiful M&Ms, rides on the MIS Nite Lites Train, and all the costumes added up to lots of fun.

The rides on the Nite Lites Express Train took passengers from Eagle Point to the Clark Lake Yacht Club.  At the Yacht Club, kids got a glow stick.  Many now know why it can be said that the Spirit Trail is haunted at this time of year.  Just to be sure, older Columbia students lined the route, popping up from behind trees, all with the Halloween spirit in mind.

Adding to all of that were 500 boxes of popcorn and hot dogs in the Shipwreck Pro Shop.  Many stayed for dinner at the Eagle’s Nest Bar & Grill.

Jill Bentley and Kellie Garris arrived on horseback, and gave kids a ride.


Check it out the train, the kids, horses, and more in the video.

Events like these don’t happen without an army of volunteers.  Special thanks go to Blair Huff, Jorge Orozco, John and Dotty Karkheck, Tim Zacharias, Tucker Boyers, Lindsay Jones, Sam Jones, Kirk Mercer, Police Chief Jay Niles,  Ric Walton, Clark Lake Yacht Club, plus several others who created the fun.  Donations benefit the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.