• Members of the Graham EMS hand out candy to children in front of their EMS vehicle at Halloween on the Square during the 2016 Trunk-or-Treat held by the Graham Fire Department and first responders. Children were allowed to look through the EMS vehicle and Graham Fire Department vehicles that were on the square. (Leader file photo)

Plenty of sweet chances to fill pails at lots of local events

A number of Halloween and seasonal fall events are happening next week in Graham and the Lake Country that are sure to keep both communities busy.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

• The Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church will be hosting a fall festival on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at their location, 2731 S. 129 in Santo. The festival will include a family friendly costume contest, food, games, hay rides and more fall fun. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit palopintocowboychurch.com.

Friday, Oct. 27

• Graham Oaks Care Center hosts a Trunk-or-Treat for kids in the community and encourages kids to wear their spookiest costumes on Friday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. There will be candy, face painting, bounces house and more at the free event.
• The Graham Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off their fifth annual Holiday Shopping Spree on Friday, Oct. 27. Those who shop locally in Graham has a chance to win over $4,000 in prizes from the chamber. Last year with over 50 participating merchants and sponsors the community spent over $750,000 locally.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28

• Historic Fort Belknap hosts its annual Fort Belknap Days, a living history event with demonstrations from the 19 century including a blacksmith, chuck wagon, candle-making, spinning and more. Military re-creators from across the state will be on hand. On Friday, Education Day, events start at 9 a.m. with school visitations all day, then at 7 p.m., an Officer’s Ball with music from a live string band. Saturday is Public Day, starting at 9 a.m., with a tea social at 2 p.m., and at 5 p.m., closing ceremonies begin. The event is free and there will be vendors on site.

Saturday, Oct. 28

• Graham Regional Theatre and Fort Belknap Archives host Talkin’ Tombstones, a tour of Young County history with accounts from actors portraying historical personalities in Graham at Oak Grove Cemetery. Three tours are planned for 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.; the cost is $10 but free for children 5 and younger. The event is family-friendly and not spooky or scary.
• Holiday Inn Express and Suites are holding their first Trunk or Treat at their location on Hwy 380 bypass in Graham on Oct. 28 at 4-5:30 p.m. The business will give out free popcorn, face painting and candy to children who attend.
• The annual Possum Kingdom Lake Halloween Truck or Treat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 940-779-2424.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22, 28-29

• Graham Regional Theatre presents Terrifyin’ Texas, featuring tales both scary and funny, mostly-true folklore from our area. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at The Perry, 521 Elm St. in Graham.

Sunday, Oct. 29

• Eastside Church of Christ in Graham holds their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Costumes are welcome and visitors can enjoy festive trunks, collect candy, play in their cake walk and enjoy a meal.

Monday, Oct. 30

• The Graham High School Key Club is hosting a Fall Fest on the front lawn of the high school on Monday, Oct. 30. The event is open to the community and will feature games, candy and face painting.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

• First Baptist Church in Graham is holding a Trunk-or-Treat in the church parking lot from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. All kids and parents are welcome to attend the free event which will have bounces houses, candy and more.
• The Graham Fire Department and first responders are hosting Trunk-or Treat on the Graham downtown square from 6-8 p.m. First responders and other local organizations will be handing out candy on the Graham downtown square.

The Graham Leader

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Graham, Texas 76450
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