Halloween round-up

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The following events have been organized to celebrate Halloween around the county.

Berryville

The Berryville Downtown Merchants will be hosting Trick or Treat around the Square on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m.

They welcome all community, political, church, school and civic groups to set up around the square to distribute treats to the costumed kids.

For more information, contact Melinda Large at It's a Mystery BookStore at (870) 423-1145 or Rhonda at Nita Fay Flowers at 423-2313.

Eagle Rock, Mo.

Eagle Rock Friends of the Library will host their 2nd annual Howl-O-Ween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3-6 p.m. in the barn beside Eagle Rock Library, East Mo. Hwy. 86. Costume Judging Contest at 5 p.m. Food, games and prizes for kids and adults will be offered. For more details, call (417) 271-3186. Proceeds go to the Eagle Rock Library.

Animal shelter

Good Shepherd Humane Society is holding a Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Bed, Bath and Bones, 608 Eureka Ave. in Berryville.

There will be prizes for best human costume, best pet costume, most original and owner and pet look-alikes. The costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be food, games and fun.

Bed, Bath and Bones will be giving tours of their new facility, and Good Shepherd will be hosting an adoptathon.

Well behaved pets are welcome. For more information, call (870) 654-4122.

Turpentine Creek

The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is once again providing spooky Halloween fun with their Howl-O-Ween event, Spooktacular, on Saturday, Oct.29, from 7-9 p.m.

For one night only, the refuge is open for viewing the big cats.

According to staff at the refuge, a hayride around the habitat loop, fondly called the Trail of Terror, takes visitors past the enclosures where the nocturnal beasts watch in the dark.

The evening also includes food, games and a costume contest. The Spooktacular is a fundraiser for the refuge, and is a family event.

For more information, call (479) 253-5841 or visit www.turpentinecreek.org.

Green Forest

The Green Forest United Methodist Church is getting ready for its annual Trunk or Treat Party on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot on the corner of U.S. Hwy. 62 and Ark. Hwy. 103 in Green Forest. Each year, children are invited to enjoy tasty treats and good fellowship in a safe and friendly environment. Members of the church decorate their cars and will hand out free candy and goodies for the children from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween night. Parents and children are all invited to attend.

For more information, call (870) 438-6122 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday to Thursday.

Cosmic Cavern

A haunted lantern tour will be the highlight of Halloween at Cosmic Cavern, about eight miles north of Berryville. From Oct. 24-31, tours will be conduced from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (870) 749-2298 or visit the website at www.cosmiccavern.com.

Elks in Berryville

On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4-H members will be trick-or-treating for canned goods to benefit Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Participants will meet at the county extension office, 909B Freeman Switch Road, break up into groups, and meet back at the office at 2 p.m. for snacks.

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