Several Halloween events are scheduled through October 31.
The Town of Alexandria "Home of the Spookiest Folks on Earth" invite little boys and ghouls to Trick or Treat with them at the 6th Annual Boo-Bash down West Main Street on Saturday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The event will offer Free Haunted Train Rides and a Blow-up Slide. Children age 12 and younger may trick or treat at twelve homes. Look for the Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, Fairyland, the Dead and Breakfast, Captain Hook, Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Snow White, and more! Deluxe Carved Pumpkins will be for sale at $10 each and proceeds will go to help prevent Breast Cancer.
The FCCLA Club will have Halloween Story Time at Justin Potter Library on Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Come and join them at the library for a morning filled with stories, crafts, and treats. All children 3 to 10 years of age are welcome to attend.
Parents, children, and local businesses are invited to join the City of Smithville for the Police Department's "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Thursday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
(Click link below to view map showing locations taking part in the event)
Beth Adcock, records clerk for the Smithville Police Department, organized the first "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" last year and it turned out to be a great success. Hundreds of children were served.
According to Adcock, the event serves as a way for the Smithville Police Department to give back to the community, to allow trick or treating in a safe environment, and to afford the police officers an opportunity to interact with the children and gain their trust. It also provides parents who may not be able to take their kids trick or treating on the night of Halloween,to do it during the day at downtown businesses and at offices in the courthouse and at city hall.
Participating businesses will have candy and special treats for the children. Look for the stores and offices with a picture of a pumpkin on their windows. Maps will be available at the police department, Justin Potter Library and other locations to show parents which businesses will be taking part in the event. WJLE has posted the map at www.wjle.com. Last year, some of the clerks in the businesses and government offices joined in the fun by dressing up in Halloween costumes .
Adcock says a Halloween costume contest will be held again this year for children up to pre-school age at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in the community room at city hall. Another costume contest for those up to age twelve will be at 4:00 p.m.
For more information call Beth Adcock at the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210 or check out the police department's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SmithvillePoliceDepartment
Justin Potter Library will have "Halloween at the Library" on Thursday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. The entertainment for the event will be Kevin Kidd with his silly songs that teach positive values to children. All little ghosts and goblins are invited to join them at the library for a night of fun. Costumes are optional. They hope to see you for this special occasion. For further information call the library at 615-597-4359.
AmVets Ladies Auxiliary and Handlebar II are having "Trunk or Treat" October 31 from 4-6 p.m. at Greenbrook Park. Anyone who wishes to join with their trunk is welcome.