Halloween events abound

OJ Stapleton Editor

October 25, 2013

With Halloween next week, there is no shortage of spooky and fun events coming up - beginning with several this weekend.

The Russellville Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Boo Bash on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The event will have plenty of games and candy and pictures for kids aged 1-10. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes as there will also be a costume contest starting at 12:30 p.m. with winners win different age groups. Following the costume contest, there will be a scream contest and cupcake walk.

Then on Saturday night, bring your lawn chair to the old Saddle Factory Museum on Fourth Street for an evening of spooky tales of Kentucky’s haunted history. Scary stories will be shared on the lawn of the museum beginning at 7 p.m.

No admission will be charged, but donations will be accepted to help keep the museum open. For more information contact 847-0231.

There are also several church-sponsored events happening on Saturday - including three trunk or treat events.

Oak Grove Baptist Church on Highway 79 North will be having its “Trunks of Treats” event starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. There will be carnival games and lots of treats. There will be food and desserts starting at 4:30 p.m. and a hayride to follow.

Stevenson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 1125 Stevenson Chapel Road in Russellville, will be having its own trunk or treat and fall festival starting Saturday at 5 p.m.

And Gupton’s Grove Church will also be having a fall festival on Saturday from 3-7 p.m. with with an inflatable slide, corn hole, pumpkin painting, trunk or treat, food and hay rides.

Halloween falls on Thursday this year and all the cities and the county have set their individual trick or treating hours.

In Russellville, trick or treating will be from 4:30-7 p.m. The city Adairville and the unincorporated areas of Logan County will also be from 4:30-7 p.m. In Auburn, kids will get a full four hours as their hours go from 4-8 p.m. And in the city of Lewisburg, trick or treating will be from 5-8 p.m.

There will also be some church-sponsored events on Halloween.

Crossroads Church will once again be having its annual Fun Fest on the Russellville square from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This free event promises to be fun for the whole family. There will be an inflatable bouncy house for kids and plenty of games, candy, prizes and hot dogs. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes to the event. And for more information, call the church at 726-1400.

Also, Post Oak Baptist Church will be hosting a fall festival on Halloween from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The theme this year will be “The Great Tomb Raid.” There will be games and treats and a photo booth. For more information about this event call 726-2157.