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Halloween fun set for Ceres, Keyes

Halloween is Saturday and fun times are planned for both Ceres and Keyes.

The annual Ceres Halloween Festival will take place at the Ceres Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Families will be treated to a safe and fun evening filled with free activities but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event will feature a costume contest, games, Halloween photo booth, crafts, dance instruction, a science room, a fake tattoo parlor, storytelling, face painting and a haunted courtyard experience.

Helping the city to put on the event will be youth groups from both Ceres and Central Valley high schools as well as Mae Hensley and Blaker Kinser junior high schools.

For more information on the festival or any of the city's programs, call Cambria Pollinger at 538-5782.

Keyes is hosting a Harvest Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on the same route as last year. Entrants will be taken at 9 a.m. Wanda Easley will serve as grand marshal and entries include California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Sheriff, Keyes Volunteer Fire Department, Stanislaus County STARS, Keyes Community Service District, 209 Rustbuckets, Vasquez/ Horta family, Stanislaus County Police Activities League, Haven of Hope Church, Keyes Sports Association, Addy's Purses and Accessories, Easley/Best family, Keyes Boy Scouts, Keyes Girl Scouts, veterans and active military, Roberts Wood Crafts, Moore/Wood family, Bright Homes, Harinder Grewal for Assembly and Ken Vogel for Assembly.