Spooktacular to be held; other area Halloween events scheduled
Crisp autumn days are officially here, and Halloween is creeping up on us, which means time for children and young at heart to dress up to trick or treat. There are many great area events to attend for family fun.
The first scheduled event is the annual Spooktacular, where princesses, superheroes, ghouls and goblins and so much more will wander Main Street in Mammoth Spring. To be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., there will be many games, food vendors, a bounce house and the haunted hayride presented by Mammoth Spring Fire Department for attendees to enjoy.
The first 300 children to purchase $10 in game tickets will receive a limited-edition t-shirt complements of local sponsors.
The KKountry costume contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to Simmons Bank.
Be sure to have your picture taken with Mr. Boo Jangles, Mammoth’s very own 12 ft. ghoul.
In case of poor weather conditions, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2.
For more details, go to www.mammothspring.org or check out the event Facebook page.
Additional area events include the Couch PTO annual Trunk or Treat to be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Couch School. Vehicles will be placed in a row with decorated trunks with candy to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.
This is a children’s event and it is asked that there are no scary, gory or inappropriate costumes. The best decorated trunk will be awarded $50. Individuals, businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Couch Elementary School Principal Kelly Roberts at 417-938-4215.
Koshkonong will present the fourth annual Ghouls for Good on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Koshkonong Veterans Community Park. There will be candy, games and a costume contest. Judging will be held at 6 p.m. Admission to the event will be a can per person, which will be collected by Koshkonong FFA.
Fall festival activities will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center. There will be free games and food. Admission will be canned food items, which will be donated to the Oregon County Food Pantry. For more information, call 417-264-3403.
Trick or treating will be held in area cities and only where the porch lights are on. Alton will be from 5 to 9 p.m., in Thayer and Mammoth Spring from 5 to 8 p.m.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!