The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


October 27, 2010

Don't forget: Trick or treat a day early on Saturday in city, county

— Parents, don’t forget: This year, Halloween will be observed with trick-or-treating on Saturday in the city and county.

Mayor Dan Williams and Limestone County Commission Chairman David Seibert said that because the holiday falls on a Sunday, residents are asked to trick or treat the previous night.

One of the largest Halloween attractions in Limestone County is Haunted Lester Hospital, which is held in the abandoned D.E. Jackson Hospital on Lester Road. Proceeds go to local charities. For more information, see story on page 19.

Williams pointed out many area churches will offer Halloween alternatives, such as harvest festivals and trunk-or-treat night, which is when parents fill trunks of parked cars with candy and let children walk from car-to-car to “trick or treat.”

One of the largest such festivals will be at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church of Athens on Hobbs Street.

Other church-related weekend events include:

• Judgment House. First Baptist Church of Ardmore will host a Judgment House as a Halloween alternative. The eight-scene, walk-through tells a story of “Revenge.”

The free event is today, Saturday and Sunday. Call 256-423-3992 for information.

• Hallelujah party. First Union Baptist Church on Edgewood Road will have a “Hallelujah Party” from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be games, cakewalk, hayride and $50 gift card giveaway. For more information, call: 256-874-4647; 256-777-7428 or 256-614-2255.

• Saturday singing. Holt Road Baptist Church will have its fifth Saturday singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Featured will be The Kennedy Family. Call Pastor Cecil Norman at 256-232-6216 for more information.

• All Saint’s Eve. Indian Creek P.B. Church will have All Saint’s Eve Fellowship at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

• Harvest Festival. The Pentecostals of Ardmore at 28685 Airport Lane will hold a Harvest Festival from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Lots of food, games and prizes. Free admission.

• Hallelujah Festival. Hallelujah Fall Festival will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Round Island Baptist Church at 14790 Browns Ferry Road, in Athens. Indoor and outdoor games for all ages. Everyone is invited.


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