CCB plans trick-or-treat for families

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 3, 2003

This year the Covington County Bank in Andalusia plans to scare children of all ages, including adults, as they journey into the dark abyss with…SpongeBob SquarePants.

Thursday from 5-8:30 p.m., the bank will host the haunted house, with this year's theme as the Forbidden Abyss, in the civic room of the bank, and representative Joy Norris said the event will be suitable for kids.

"It will be cute and scary, but no gore," Norris said. "It will have scary elements, because some children don't like to walk into dark rooms."

The evening, labeled the trick-or-treat night, marks the seventh annual extravaganza for the bank.

"Since 1996, children and adults have gotten used to the level of scare," Norris continued. "It will be a night of fun for kids to come by after (the city-sponsored) Halloween on the Square."

Norris recommended visitors come early, if they don't feel like waiting.

"The lines have gotten pretty long, but we'll try to move them along quickly," she said. "They do move rather quickly, at about 15-20 minutes maximum wait time. And we have a total of about 2,000 people come through."

WKMX - 106.7 FM from Enterprise will broadcast live from the bank during the haunted house.

Norris encouraged visitors to come to the "house" through the back entrance of the bank.

"It's a fun evening that we provide to the community," she said. "After the evening on the square, we invite everyone to come out and travel the abyss with SpongeBob."