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City, churches plan to offer Halloween fun

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By The Staff

The city of Lawrenceburg set 5:30 to 8 p.m. as the official hours for trick or treating Halloween night, Oct. 31.

After trick or treating hours conclude, the city will present "Halloween At The Park," featuring storyteller Bonnie Strassell's "Faces of the Night," a journey into the unknown.

The program will start at 8 p.m. at Lawrenceburg City Park. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office's annual "Halloween Project Safe Street" will take place on the courthouse lawn on Halloween from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sheriff Troy Young encourages parents to make this their first stop before trick-or-treating to pick up safety glow sticks, reflective Halloween bags and candy.

"We've done this for several years and it gets bigger and better every year," Young said.

Joining the sheriff's office for the event will be the county attorney's office, jailer's office, county judge's office, EMS and city and county fire departments. 

 For those who prefer an alternative to traditional trick and treating, "Autumn Splash" will again be available Halloween night from 6 to 9 at Lawrenceburg American Legion Park.

According to its sponsors, Autumn Splash is intended to provide "children a safe Christian alternative" to the usual activities associated with Halloween. Activities include face painting, earning candy, horseback riding, inflatables, games and food.

Admission is free.