Halloween events set for end of month

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 20, 2012


Halloween is nearing and local parents may be wondering when they can take their little ghosts, goblins, Big Birds and princesses out for candy.

There are several options spread throughout the county, beginning Oct. 25 with Lockhart’s Fun in the Park, which will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Longleaf Pine Memorial Park. The event is sponsored by Florala’s Kiwanis Club of the Tri-Cities.

On Halloween night, there will be trick-or-treating in Florala from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Additionally, the city of Andalusia will host its 13th annual Halloween on the Square event, which is sponsored by area merchants.

The event is for children 12 and under and will run from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Live entertainment will be by Keith Williams and Second Nature on the Square from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

In Opp, the fifth annual downtown fall festival will be held Halloween night.

“We had over 600 kids last year,” said Debi Richburg, co-organizer. “It gets bigger every year.”

Richburg said there will be a costume contest with trophies in four ages groups and live music for entertainment by the Back 40 Band.

Games, cotton candy, popcorn and Little Hugs juices, along with trick or treating will be available for children 12 and under

“We would like to encourage every merchant to come and help us and enjoy the fun,” Richburg said.

Any merchant who would like to participate or anyone with questions may call Richburg at 488-3555 or Sue Bowdoin at 493-4539.