Many churches around the county will host fall festivals and special gatherings and the cities of Zebulon and Williamson will have events for local children as well. Ghosts and goblins as well as other spooky characters will haunt the courthouse square from 6 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27. Families are invited to visit the stores on the courthouse square and many businesses are competing to win the annual prize for best fall decorations.The city of Williamson will have a Howl-o-ween Pet Parade from 4 to 5 p.m. All animals should be leashed and costumed and well socialized. They will also have a downtown Trunk or Treat at the Benson Hilley Park walking trail. from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s the third annual Trunk or Treat. Thursday, Oct. 25Pike County High School students will present a haunting tale full of disturbing history and ghostly encounters. ’Based on actual events, the one-act drama is the perfect activity for an evening of fall entertainment,’ said director of theatre activities Lori Bush. ‘Come out and support these hard working students before they take this show to competition.’Students will perform Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door for ages 4 and up. Saturday, Oct. 27Life Springs UMC at the corners of Highway 109 and 19 will host their annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and will include free music, food, photos, games and family fun. Williamson UMC will host a Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday with inflatables, games and more. Everyone is invited.Neal Baptist Church will hold a Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.Mount Olive Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at 1178 Highway 109 in Molena. The festival will include dinner, games, a Trunk or Treat, a giant obstacle course, crafts and more. Wednesday, Oct. 31Halloween night Trick or Treating will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Whitfield Walk subdivision. Friendship Baptist Church will hold its Trunk or Treat celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 with hot dogs, hot chocolate and candy.
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