Holiday favorites on tap locally

Children and parents will be able to get their fill of Halloween fun in the coming days, with BOO on the Bricks, BOO at the Park and Hallelujah Night at the International Outreach Church all planned locally.

BOO on the Bricks

The 8th annual BOO on the Bricks celebration will return to the brick streets in downtown Oct. 28. Family friendly events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., and stretch into the early afternoon.

The overall event schedule is set to include arts, crafts and food vendors and a Kid’s Zone set up on High Street and the Harvest Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community center.

Additionally, Trick or Treat and Trunk or Treat events will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through the health fair and downtown area.

A kid’s Costume Contest sponsored by STEPZ All-Star Gym and a Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Blair Dog Center is scheduled for noon.

A new addition to the 8th annual BOO on the Bricks event will be a chili cookoff sponsored by the Antique Tractor Club.

Information for those wishing to attend or set up as a vendor can be found by visiting the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce Facebook page of by calling the chamber at 903-873-3111.

BOO at the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park will hold “Boo in the Park Halloween” event Saturday, Oct. 28. Special entry fee of $5 per car begins at 6 p.m. Trick-or-treating will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with other events set to include a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, and scary storytelling at the amphitheatre.

Hallelujah Night

International Outreach Church, located at 1404 Lake Drive, will once again be the site for Hallelujah Night beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. The IOC notes, "Hallelujah Night is a Christian alternative to what the world calls 'Halloween'. It’s free, free, free! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship, but only children 12 years old and under can register and participate in the games. Every child that comes will win lots of candy and prizes by playing the various games we have to offer." Organizers ask that all children be accompanied by an adult, and that participants and visitors avoid wearing scary costumes. Adults wearing masks will be prohibited.

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