2018 Community Halloween Event

The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea and Cole Funeral Chapel will once again host Chelsea's Halloween Costume judging contest.  We will be at the Cole Funeral Chapel parking lot on Wednesday, October 31, starting at 5:30 pm!  Cider and donuts will be provided. 

PLEASE NOTE THE JUDGING TIME IS AT 5:30 to allow judging before trick-or-treating and games (so the costumes will be fresh) and while it is still light out (so we can all see the costumes and get great pictures).  Judging will take place from 5:30-5:40, so don't be late!  We hope to announce winners and take photos starting at 5:50 pm.

For the COSTUME JUDGING, categories will be 5 years & under, 6-8, 9-12, 13-18, and groups.  In each category, First and Second place will be chosen for Best Costume and Most Original.  All contestants will receive a participant ribbon.

After the winners have been announced, and pictures taken, we encourage you to enjoy Halloween in our town by trick-or-treating, and attend the Community Block Party (5:30-7:30 at the Washington Street Education Center). 



Ray Manzel

Chelsea, MI formerly of Plymouth and  Ann Arbor.

Age 92, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born September 9, 1919 in Livonia, Michigan, the son of Herman & Bertha (Ash) Manzel.

Ruth Curnow

Passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. Services are pending at this time.



Cole Funeral Chapel

Cole Funeral Chapel is a family-owned funeral home committed to caring for your family.   An independent funeral home in Chelsea, Michigan, our mission is to meet your needs whatever they may be. We provide a wide range of services, from sitting down with you to discuss future needs to grief counseling after the death of a loved one.
Our funeral home was founded in 1898, and was purchased by Donald Cole in 1977.  His son, Allen, bought the funeral home from his father in 1999, continuing the tradition of service to the Chelsea area.
We know that making funeral arrangements can be difficult, so let us help you every step of the way.  We have a professional staff equipped with many resources that can provide assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please feel free to call anytime, or e-mail us at staff @