Logan County prepares for Halloween

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Trick or treat times have been set for the cities of Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg and Russellville. Officials are asking for parents and guardians who take their little ones out this year to be mindful of streets and traffic, as well as looking out for children who go door-to-door trick-or-treating.

This year’s trick-or-treating in Russellville will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Adairville will also be from 4:30-7 p.m. Lewisburg will be from 5-8 p.m. and Auburn from 5-8 p.m.

If you plan on taking your little one to neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, you are asked to be careful where you park your vehicle. Certain subdivisions can get really congested, so caution should be taken.

Some of the spooky events planned for this Halloween include the following:

The City of Auburn is partnering with the Auburn Police Department once again to bring you “Scare on the Square,” spook house and trick-or-treating. All events will take place Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the old Auburn City Hall building on 106 Spring Street. Kids will be greeted with a scary walk through with treats at the end if you dare. For smaller children, treats are available to those who don’t want to tour the spook house. This event is free of charge.

Auburn is also allowing those who want to offer treats to trick-or-treaters but don’t live in a well populated area, to set up on the square in Auburn. Plese call the city at 270-542-4149 for more information,

Russellville First Baptist Church will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot off Main Street in Russellville Monday, Oct. 31 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The Russellville Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a Halloween Boo Bash Monday, Oct., 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rec Center on Winter Street in Russellville. The event is for children 0-10. Bring your trick-or-treat bags and enjoy games and candy. Games will be played from 5-6 p.m. The costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. with an ice cream contest and cupcake walk to follow. For more information, contact 270-726-5033.

Crossroads Church is hosting Fun Fest 2016 at 145 Crossroads Way on the corner of Hwy. 68-80 and Hwy. 431 on Monday, Oct 31 at 5 p.m. Bouncies, hotdogs, raffle, games, and lots of candy will be offered. This is a free air conditioned indoor event from 5-7 p.m. Bring the whole family.

New Life Baptist Church in Auburn will host an indoor Fall Fest on Halloween Monday, Oct. 31 beginning at 4 p.m. Be sure to make them one of your stops for lots of trick-or-treating booths, free soups, sandwiches and drinks. New Life Baptist Church is located at 34 Montgomery Road, Auburn.

The Logan County Public Library will be hosting a Spooktacular Monday, Oct, 31 at 10 a.m. Bring your little pumpkin to the library for spooky stories, sweet treats, and lots of fun. Costumes are welcome.

Woodlawn Baptist Church is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 2 p.m. There will be food, games, a hayride, inflatables, and fun for all. Woodlawn Baptist Church is located at 4140 Clarksville Road, Russellville.

Top safety tips for parents from Safe Kids:

Cross the street safely at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross. Walk, don’t run, across the street. Don’t use mobile devices, especially while crossing the street.

Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

Slow down and stay alert. Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up, and never dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.

Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision; instead choose nontoxic face paint and make-up whenever possible. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers — especially if it rains.

Top safety tips for drivers:

Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Never text while driving.

By Chris Cooper

[email protected]

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

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