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Halloween Happenings
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James Starkey, 2, is Batman and ready for today’s Halloween activities in downtown McMinnville and beyond. He is the son of Jon and Alanna Starkey.

Expect to see plenty of ghouls and goblins on the streets today – perhaps even Wonder Woman and Michael Myers.

Halloween activities are planned throughout Warren County, beginning with downtown trick-or-treating from 2 to 5 p.m. This year, the event extends to Farrar Holliman and Medley, Security Federal and First United Methodist. All participating businesses will be marked with a pumpkin sign in their storefronts.

A costume contest starts at 4 p.m. and will be held at Citizens Tri-County Bank on Main Street for pre-school and school-age children.
Trail of Treats will take place afterward at the Civic Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will be around 30 booths comprised of local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups ready to hand out candy, help with games, and provide a safe environment for kids.

There will be a costume contest for both kids and pets. For children birth to 3, the costume contest starts at 5 p.m. Start time is 5:15 p.m. for ages 4-7, and 5:30 p.m. for ages 8-11. The pet costume contest begins at 5:45 p.m.

Elsewhere, Three Star Mall is offering Mall-O-Ween where merchants hand out candy from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Standard has been made aware of the following activities at area churches.

Trunk or treat will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Eastside Baptist parking lot, 5342 Sparta Highway. There will be free candy, hotdogs and drinks.

At Madison Street Baptist, 116 Madison Street, there will be bounce houses, games, hotdogs, chili and dessert during a trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oasis Church on East Main Street will be handing out Halloween candy and prizes from 3 to 7 p.m.

Westwood Church of Christ is holding a fall fest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gym. There will be free food, candy, games, prizes and face painting. Costumes are encouraged.

A harvest fall festival will take place at Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Chapel Drive. There will be treat bags, free hotdogs, drinks and more beginning at 5 p.m.

First Baptist Church, 403 N. Spring Street, will be having a fall fest from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be free trunk or treat, music, bounce houses, chili, hotdogs and more.