Halloween dance in Negaunee

Halloween is coming up on Thursday night, but spooky activities are taking place in much of the U.P. already.

Dozens of seniors cut a rug at a Halloween dance and dinner at the Negaunee Senior Center. Costumes were encouraged but were not mandatory. Some people dressed like how they would have dressed for the center’s country and western dance in August.

“We try and do a dance every other month, on the last Sunday of the month, and this is our Halloween-themed dance that we do annually,” Negaunee Senior Center social worker Lindsay Juricek said. “We have music by Tiny and the Hart Beats. They play at all of our dances. They’re a crowd-pleaser; everyone enjoys listening to their music.”

The Negaunee Senior Center wasn’t alone in having some frightful fun over the weekend. The city of Marquette’s official trick-or-treating period and downtown Halloween spectacle both took place on Saturday.