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Area Halloween Happenings

October 24, 2012

The signs of the fall season and Halloween are everywhere, one of those being a large black cat in front of a residence on Concord Street. There are a variety of activities across the county for families throughout the next week to celebrate the season. PHOTO BY DON RICE

Halloween is just around the corner and parents are looking for fun family events for themselves and their kids to enjoy around the Hutchinson County area.
First of all in Borger is the Johnson Park Insane Asylum.
According to Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Manager, this year’s Insane Asylum is completely different than last year’s.
“Those who attended last year are in for a surprise. It has everyone’s worst fears,” she said.
This year’s Insane Asylum will move a bit faster, because there will not be a guide, but the Insane Asylum will use the entire facility.
From now through Nov. 3, the asylum will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and from 7 p.m. till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
It will be open Halloween night from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Admission will be $10. Children under 11 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. If you make it through the Insane Asylum you will receive an ice-cold Coke or Dr. Pepper.
This is because of the great effort of the asylum staff to make this one of the greatest haunted houses Borger has seen.
There is great acting and the staff makes attendees feel as if it were the real deal.
Johnson Park Youth Center is at 1201 Bulldog Boulevard. For more information, call 231-8979.
For those who don’t want a big scare, there are other options such as the Spring Creek Elementary School Halloween Carnival.
The carnival will be held Saturday Oct. 27, 2012. There will be Food from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Games will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Game tickets are five for $1 in advance at the school through Friday. They will be four for $1 at the door Saturday night.
First Baptist of Borger will host a Trunk or Treat in its north parking lot from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be door prizes and a costume contest at 7 p.m.
Word of Life Fellowship invites the community and surrounding areas to its HALLELUJAH NIGHT event, scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The church is located at 101 Caprock.
Events will consist of games, a cakewalk, and a costume contest.
The costume contest will begin between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
There will also be prizes and free hot dogs and frito pies will be served and the event is for all ages.
People are also encouraged to come and see the church’s 349 pound pumpkin.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday Oct. 31 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church invites the community to attend its first annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31 fro 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
The carnival will be in the parking lot across from the church at 305 N. Deahl. There will be games, food, drinks, and candy.
The Fritch Halloween Carnival will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Sanford-Fritch High School.
Things people can expect are a haunted house, a concession stand, bingo, and games. The event will benefit Project Graduation.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will host a carnival this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Aluminum Dome.
On Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fritch Fortress Baptist Church will have games, a bouncy House, crafts and a Trunk or Treat at 9750 High Plains Rd. For more information, call 865-0076.
Lastly, Stinnett schools will hold their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 3rd starting at 6pm at the middle school.
Happy Haunting!

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