Children and parents enjoyed a warm-up to Halloween on Saturday at the annual Hilltop Pumpkin Party held at YMCA Camp St. Croix’s Day Camp.
The activities included a costume parade, children and pet costume contests, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, pumpkin painting and a voyageur rendezvous.
The Hudson Fire Department had an engine on display and St. Croix EMS provided an ambulance to look at. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department gave a police dog demonstration.
The youngsters were able to select and take home a pumpkin to carve. Several local businesses gave away treats.
The event sponsors were:
Platinum – YMCA Camp St. Croix;
Gold – Minuteman Press and Wendy Peterson’s State Farm agency;
Horse and Wagons – First American Bank, Luther Hudson Chevrolet and Westconsin Credit Union;
Silver – Central Bank, Hudson Optical, Associated Bank, La Petite Dentistry, Little Minds Learning Center, Sam’s Club, Freedom Value Centers and Thrivent Financial for Lutheran;
Bronze – McNamee Real Estate Team, Massage Envy, Integrity Family Chiropractic, Green Mill, Hudson Hot Air Affair and St. Croix Valley Veterinary Clinic.