No one should be bored on Halloween or the days leading up to it. There are several events going on for children and adults. A pumpkin patch awaits everyone just outside of town, the location of movie night has been changed, and an afternoon of trick-or-treating is planned.
Until Oct. 31, the public is invited to The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the Piedmont Congregational Holiness Church. There are pumpkins, crafts, scarecrows and more. The effort will kick off plans for building an activities and recreation center to be called the ARC, according to the pastor, Matt Turner.
Visiting The Pumpkin Patch is free, and all church groups are invited to schedule devotions at a site where hay bales have been set up for outdoor worship. Call 256-405-3369 to schedule an event.
Visitors may take photos, buy pumpkins and crafts, vote on their favorite scarecrow, and even take part in entering their own scarecrow for competition for a $100 prize.
“We are excited to have this event for our community,” Turner said. “Our hope is to provide a fun activity for families so we can show our love for this community and for Christ.”
Patch hours are between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays. During these hours, volunteers will oversee games for children, such as pumpkin bowling, tic-tac-toe, cornhole toss, and other activities. The church is located on Alabama 278 across from Alfa Insurance Co.
The location for movie night on Saturday, Oct. 28, has changed. A 50 percent of rain is in the forecast, with temperatures in the mid-30s. “Hocus Pocus” will be shown at 7 p.m., downstairs in the gym at the Civic Center. Chairs will be available, but should anyone need more comfortable seating, they’re invited to bring their own.
Earlier that day Fall Festival will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. downtown. There will be arts and crafts, music, food vendors, bouncy houses and a chili cook off.
On Halloween, from 4-6 p.m., children will trick or treat downtown.
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