Halloween Downtown will not be held, but many other events are planned
There are a number of Halloween events and activities scheduled this weekend across the county. One event that won’t take place this year, however, is the Halloween Downtown event. The Union County Chamber of Commerce stated the annual trick or treating event on Main Street has been cancelled this year. However, there are many other chances for fun and candy.
The Union County Airport is planning a family fun day from 8-3 on Saturday. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 for $3. You will get 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon or sausage, toast, and coffee or orange juice. Lunch will be served from 11-3 for $5, with a hamburger or hot dog, fries, and soft drink. They had planned to have airplane rides available, but that has been cancelled. They will have a bounce house, costume prizes, a jack-o-lantern contest, a sidewalk chalk contest, and various kids games, including egg spoon races, 3-legged races, potato sack races, and egg toss. They will be selling raffle tickets for $1 each, with every dollar in going to the winner.
Morningside Baptist Church will be heading up The Great Candy Hunt, a Halloween-style scavenger hunt. The candy hunt will begin at Union County Stadium at 4 p.m. and will continue until 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Union and the Prodigal’s Home are partnering with Morningside to help with the event. There will be three routes that will be part of the scavenger hunt, but all three routes will visit the same eight stops. At each stop, those who attend will be given a clue to the next location.
Brown’s Creek Baptist Church is planning a trunk or treat event Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at their church at 118 Browns Creek Church Road.
Snip It Salon and Spa is planning a fall festival in the West Towne parking lot at 441 North Duncan Bypass Saturday from 2-8 p.m. They have around 15 vendors signed up to attend. They will have games for all ages, and plenty of candy. Food, music, cupcakes, apple cider, face painting, and more will be offered. Vendors paid a $15 fee to set up, with the money gong to SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition. Attendees are invited to bring a decorated pumpkin to be judged, with the winner receiving $100. They will raffle off a big basket of hair care and some tools, with those donations also going to SAFE Homes. For more information, call Jay at 441-0688.
Waffle House and Addiction Car Club will hold a trunk or treat at the restaurant at 519 North Duncan Bypass. The event is set for Saturday from 5-8 p.m. It is sponsored by Kustumz by Midnight.
The West Springs community will host a trunk or treat event on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at 116 West Springs Highway in Pauline. The event will feature a costume contest, a bonfire, and lots of candy. Chicken stew and hot dogs will be sold. It is being hosted by The Real Housewives of West Springs and Friends.
Another annual tradition in West Springs continues this year. The West Springs Spook House, billed as the oldest spook house in SC, will be open Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 p.m. It will be a cash-only event, with a $5 admission charge. It is located at 116 West Springs Ballfield Road.
In Whitmire, Nightmare on Glenn Street is scheduled Saturday from 6-10 p.m. They will have several vendors on hand. The event features games, food and drinks, a bounce house, live DJ, a basketball shootout, dunk tank, archery, axe throwing, and a photo booth. It will be held at 1222 Glenn Street in Whitmire. Trick or treating there will start at 7.
On Sunday, October 31, Morningside Baptist Church is planning a fall festival, with games, candy, and fun from 3-5 p.m. It will be held at the church, at 112 Bates Avenue.
If there are other Halloween events scheduled this weekend, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
As reported in yesterday’s news, City Administrator Joe Nichols stated that the city is not encouraging a change in the trick or treating date, saying that since Halloween is on Sunday, trick or treating should be done then. County Supervisor Frank Hart said the decision is up to individuals and neighborhoods as to which day to trick or treat. It may be wise to be prepared to have trick or treaters coming by both days.