Thanks to the generosity of the Morrow County Heritage and Agricultural Museums, our website has new content for the Heppner Gazette-Times! Issues from 1987 to 2014 were recently added to our preexisting online collection of issues for this title. Since this addition coincides with the Halloween season, check out how the local community of the Heppner area has celebrated Halloween over the years.
Throughout the years the small town of Heppner has celebrated Halloween in a variety of ways. Scarecrow making contests have been enjoyed by the residents of Heppner along with hunting for the homes of scarecrows.
Take a look at the “spooktacular” carnival hosted by Heppner Elementary School almost twenty years ago!
Along with scarecrows, carnivals, and pumpkin carving, Heppner also participated in other fun Halloween activities, such as guessing the weight of a gigantic pumpkin to win it. There was also a “Guess the Ghoul!” contest where pictures of employees from local businesses dressed up in costumes were displayed in the paper for the townspeople to guess which “ghoul” belonged to which business in order to be entered to win a gift certificate.
The town of Heppner has been creative when it comes to decorating and dressing up for Halloween. To get a glimpse of even more spooky delights from Heppner, browse through other issues of the Heppner Gazette-Times found on our website. Thanks to optical character recognition, this title along with all other titles located on our website, can easily be browsed or searched using keywords. In addition to this, all of our content can be downloaded as a PDF or JPEG and saved for future reference or research.