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Halloween events held in Chilton County

There are several Halloween events happening in Chilton County this weekend including Trick or Treat Streets sponsored by the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce.

This is the second year for the family-friendly event, which connects local businesses and the community for trick-or-treating on Saturday.

The event will be from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Saturday, which is Halloween, in downtown Clanton.

Second Avenue North will be closed from Highway 31 to Fifth Street South, and Sixth Street North will be closed from Third Avenue North to First Avenue North for the event.

Basically, the intersection adjacent to the Chilton County Courthouse and Clanton City Hall will be the center of activity, with candy to be had in each direction, stretching to Clanton First Baptist Church to the north, Peoples Southern Bank to the west and the Clanton fire and police stations to the south.

Chilton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Lynsie Glasscock said if it rains, the event will be moved to the parking garage under Clanton City Hall.

“We are really hoping the rain holds off,” Glasscock said. “Right now, the forecast is looking like everything should be OK. We have had several people calling us to see if the event has been cancelled, and we are just letting them know that if it rains, we will still have the event in the parking garage.”

Glasscock said there is still time for businesses interested in setting up a booth for the event. They should call (205) 217-2013.

“We are still letting people set up,” Glasscock said.

Currently, the event has 30 booths including churches, businesses and individuals running for a political office.

Glasscock said several political figures donated $25 gift cards for the costume contest, which will be held beginning at 5 p.m.

The contest is separated into age groups including newborn to 4 beginning at 5 p.m., 5-8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 9-12 beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. at Downtown Corner Park.

Glasscock said the event will also have several local fire departments on site with fire trucks for the kids to look at.

UnDiscovered Dance Studio in Clanton will also have a dance battle in the studio during the event.

Other events happening in Chilton County for Halloween include:

•A hayride to benefit Relay For Life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday on County Road 17 in Maplesville. The cost is $10 per family. Kids can jump in the inflatable bouncy house for $2, and a brown bag supper will be available for $5 which includes a hot dog, chips and drink. The event will also help support W.C. Hayes, who is one of Chilton County’s Men In Pink. All proceeds go to Relay For Life.

•A family fun night will be held at 803 Logan Road in Clanton on Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will be fun games, trunk or treat, face paining, popcorn, candy and cotton candy. Everyone is welcome. For more information call (256) 377-1470.

•A Trunk “R” Treat will be held at Collins Chapel Baptist Church on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The event is free, and those planning to attend are invited to come out and enjoy hot dogs and then treats from all of the car trunks in the parking lot.