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From the Mommy Desk….
There is much to do this weekend and upcoming week with the kids to celebrate Halloween! Beginning your celebration with the annual Festival of Pumpkins in downtown Paris. This year the Pumpkin Festival takes place on Saturday, October 27th from 9am – 6pm in downtown Paris.
Returning Events include the incredibly popular Halloween Costume Contest and the Zombie Walk which begins at 2pm. Younger kids will enjoy “Fishing in the Fountain”, the Kids Zone, which is a free kids activity area, the Pony Rides and the always popular bungee jump, obstacle course and jump house. The older kids will get spooked in the Paris Community Theatre’s Haunted Theatre Tours. In addition to a wide variety of vendors, food options and live music, there will also be a dog owner/pet look alike and pet pageant, the 2nd Annual Main Street Freeze off, a decorated pumpkin competition and a pumpkin carving competition. Come spend a wonderful autumn day in downtown Paris at the Pumpkin Festival! For a complete schedule visit festivalofpumpkins.com.
Many area churches are holding Halloween carnivals and trick or treating. St. Paul Baptist Church has a “Harvest Festival” on Sat. Oct. 27th from 6pm-9pm. This will feature food, fun and lots of games including a bounce house, cake walk, face painting and live music. St. Paul’s is located at 444 NE 2nd street in Paris. First Christian Church is having a “Trunk or Treat” on Sunday October 28th from 5-7pm and is located at 780 NE 20th street. “Hell House” at the Canaanland Church of God in Reno, and will run nightly October 27-31st at our church at 7055 Lamar. It is not a haunted house, but it is a dramatic presentation of “horrors” such as, domestic violence, drugs, drunk driving, and abortion.
Out in Powderly, the PTO of the Aaron Parker Elementary School will hold the 2nd annual “Haunted Trails” at the Aaron Parker Walking Trail on Sat. October 27th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The hayride is $1 and glow sticks are $2. Also, the Powderly Fire Department will have their annual “Trick or Treat” hamburger supper beginning at 4pm.
In downtown Paris, there will be trick or treating around the square on Halloween night, Wednesday October 31st from 5pm-7pm. And you can still visit the Paris Pumpkin Patch, which is located in the “burnout” at 120 S. Main. The hours are noon-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on Saturdays and noon-6pm on Sundays. And will be open until Nov. 3rd.
Linus: “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.”
~ From It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
From one Mom to another,