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Halloween and fall festivities abound in area this weekend

SoVaNow.com / October 27, 2010
Here’s a wrap-up of activities over the Halloween weekend:

Fall Festival

Clarksville Baptist Church will be having a Fall Festival, Wednesday Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. for all children, grades 5 and under. The church is located at 210 Fifth Street, Clarksville. There will be food, costume contests, cakewalks, story time and Trunk-or-Treat.

Fall Festival

Olive Branch Baptist Church located at 5223 Blackridge Road in Blackridge, Virginia, invites you to join us for our Fall Festival that will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Festival will take place in our Christian Life Center. Please invite your friends and neighbors. Games, prizes, food and fun for everyone! Admission: Non-perishable food—Items will be donated to the South Hill Bread Box. Come dressed in your favorite costume or Christian t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the best Bible character costume and best Christian Tee. For more information, please call OBBC at 434-636-2228.

Halloween Awareness Service

On Friday night, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Meherrin Baptist Church will be having a Halloween Awareness Service. A Video will be shown. The public is cordially invited to come out and join us.

Fall Carnival

On Friday, Oct. 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. South Hill Elementary School will be having their Fall Carnival.

Fall Festival at Occoneechee State Park

Looking for something fun to do with your family this fall? Come join us for the Fall Festival at Occoneechee State Park on Saturday, October 30! Participate in field games like Pumpkin Painting, Sack Race, Turkey Trot, and Spider Run between 1-3 p.m.. Later at 4 p.m., let’s Go Batty! In this kids’ craft program, participants can learn about the life of bats in fun activities and then create a bat craft with plastic bottles. At 5:30 p.m., park participants can create their own Spooky Treat-or-Treat Jug. In this program, participants can create their own treat-or-trick jugs that can look like spiders, owls, or even bats. Finally, at 7:30 p.m. go on our Haunted Trail. Walk the Plantation Trial (1.2 moderate mile hike), without flashlights and hear the tragic life of a worker on the Occoneechee Plantation. Some fees may apply. For more information, please call the Visitor Center at (434) 374-2210.

Haunted Mansion

This year on Oct. 30, from 7-10 p.m., at 165 Southern Drive in Keysville, Larry and Beth Shook have created a Haunted Mansion. All proceeds will go to Randolph Henry Statesmen Football Program. This year’s entry will be $5 per victim. There is 13 rooms of this late 1800’s Victorian home to travel through. Some rooms include: Toxic Waste Lab, Butcher’s Shop, Insane Asylum and many more. So if you like a little fright at Halloween come on out and visit the Haunted Mansion. WARNING! This event is not recommended for young elementary age children, some scenes may be disturbing. For more information call 434-547-9872.

Annual Monster Mash Halloween Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4-7 p.m.; Affair on the Square presents their Annual Monster Mash Halloween Festival sponsored by the Market Square Committee (Market Square) Costume contest, fun and games, food, and music with DJ Shep Moss. Free Admission. Call (434) 447-4547 for more details.

Fall Festival

Lake Gaston Baptist Church is having a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30. The time will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will games, cakewalks, coloring, crafts, and balloon figures and popping. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will available to purchase if you get hungry. Our Youth Group will be putting on a short skit to celebrate the evening for additional entertainment. So dress the kids up in their very best non-scary outfit and come join in the festivities. You can find the festival at 128 Lynwood Rd Littleton NC 27850. For more information or directions you can call the church at 252-586-3829 or http://www.LakeGastonBaptist.org

Halloween Weekend Movie Festival

The Clarksville Fine Arts Renovation Committee is presenting two entertaining evenings of films and fun October 29 and 30. There will be movies for adults at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, the family fare films are at a separate showing at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Throughout the theater there will be attendants in costumes selling tickets, ushering and tending to concessions. The public is invited to come in costume as well, after all it is Halloween. On Friday night the 9:30 p.m. show is the very campy “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The film is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the movie. On Saturday night the 9:30 show will be the original “Night of the Living Dead.” And the family shows at 7:00 p.m. each day will be accompanied by multiple cartoons just like they used to do in theaters back in the day. The staff of CCP is hoping this event is well received as they plan to have a movie night as a regular event beginning in 2011. Classic films with all the trimmings, popcorn, candy and sodas just like at the event this coming weekend. Although this is a fund-raiser for the renovation of the theater, each show is modestly priced at $5.00 per person (open seating). The fine Arts Center is located at the intersection of Highway 15 and Virginia Ave. in Clarksville just across from Hardee’s.

Town of Chase City Trick or Treating

Halloween trick or treating in Chase City will be held on Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. There will be Trunk or Treat on Main Street as well. Nobody over age 12 is permitted to wear masks.

Town of South Hill Trick or Treating

Halloween trick or treating in South Hill will be held on Oct. 30, from 6-9 p.m. Nobody over age 12 is permitted to wear masks.

Town of Clarksville Trick or Treating

Halloween trick or treating will be as usual, on Sunday Oct. 31, and ends at 8 p.m. Nobody over age 12 is permitted to wear masks.

Town of Boydton Trick or Treating

Halloween trick or treating in Boydton will be held on Sunday Oct. 31, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nobody over age 12 is permitted to wear masks.

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