Oct 30 2014

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Halloween Activities Planned in County

Local youngsters can enjoy trick or treating and other fun activities later this week including several stops to pick up candy and treats.

King Alleyween offers a chance for the youngsters to enjoy safe Halloween activities a day early on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Sponsored by the Gate City Arts and Music Initiative, the Town of Gate City and local churches, children and their parents can participate in a host of events including face painting, balloon run, witch hut, pumpkin painting, zombie dancers and other games and activities.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, best pet costume, best window decoration and best decorated car.

Local Gate City churches are sponsoring the trunk-or-treat during King Alleyween.

Gate City’s main street, Jackson Street, will be closed to vehicles, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the event so children can enjoy their trick-or-treating in a safe environment.

The Wadlow Gap Ruritan Club also sponsors trick-or-treat on Thursday in the parking lot of the bingo hall on Wadlow Gap Highway starting at 5:30 p.m.

The club will also give away prizes for the best children’s costumes the following evening (Oct. 31) during their regular Friday night bingo games, which starts at 6 p.m.

Several other organizations are getting into the holiday spirit by providing treats for youngsters.

Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency (AppCAA) is inviting children birth to 5 years to stop by their offices on Halloween, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for some special treats.

All children who stop by the agency will receive treats and a new children’s book, courtesy of Smart Beginnings Appalachian Region.

AppCAA is located in the Daniel Boone community at 175 Military Lane, Gate City, 1 mile past the Hob-Nob.
The Scott County E-911 Office also plans to hand out treats to local children on Halloween night.’

Janice ‘Tutti’ Jennings explained that her office will give away candy and coloring books to young trick-or-treaters who stop by the E-911 office, located at 239 Nena Street in Gate City on Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.
To make sure your children get enough candy, many local churches are sponsoring trunk-or-treat events at their locations on Halloween night.

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