Local residents who are gearing up to celebrate the spookiest day of the year will have ample opportunity to celebrate in style.
Tonight is the final evening that Jacksonville's Trinity Assisted Living center hosts festivities from 6-9 p.m. at 131 Zimmerman Dr. site. For the donation of one canned good per person, young guests can trick-or-treat while helping stock the food pantry at H.O.P.E.
Another safe alternative? The annual Harvest Festival, hosted from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Central Baptist Church's Family Life Center, will feature games, food and fun for an admission of one non-perishable food item per person or one bag of individually wrapped candy per family, which also will be donated to H.O.P.E.
And Dialville's United Methodist Church is hosting a free hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. tonight at its County Road 1619 location. Everyone is invited to join in the fellowship at the supper.
Halloween night festivities include the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's annual “Trunk or Treat” event, beginning 5 p.m. Thursday at the Norman Activity Center Parking Lot, 526 E. Commerce St. Local business members will set up stashes of candy in the backs of vehicles to distribute to revelers attending the event.
Festivities will be targeted for up to 12 years old and there will be a controlled entrance and exit for the Fun Zone.
Admission is $1 per family or a canned good, which will be donated to H.O.P.E. and the local crisis center.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, at 1023 Corinth Road in Jacksonville, also will host Trunk or Treat in church parking lot, beginning 5 p.m.