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Chamber helping T St. residents with candy supplies

For the first time, the chamber of commerce is helping Thomaston Street residents provide candy for the thousands of trick-or-treaters coming to Barnesville Thursday night. Executive assistant Lynsey Corley said anyone who would like to donate candy can drop bags of wrapped candy at the chamber office, 100 Commerce, near Greenwood Street, or at Walgreen’s. ’We know how much these families spend on candy every year, and how many participants there are, so we decided to do something to help them,’ Corley said. Dropoffs will be accepted through Thursday morning. Many residents last year ran out of candy after 7,000 pieces, and the little ones were still coming, she said. The project will help residents of downtown Barnesville prepare for the annual onslaught of trickor- treaters on Halloween night, while several other events are available for wizards, witches, princesses and superheroes ‘“ and the occasional skeleton. The annual walk through Barnesville will be bracketed on all sides by church events. First United Methodist will hold its Family Fun Fest Thursday from 5-7 p.m. It is offering free corn dogs and popcorn to the first 200 people to arrive. The event will feature games, candy and prizes. East Mount Sinai Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Hallelujah Harvest Celebration Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. with food and games in a Christ-centered environment. As part of its outreach ministry, youth are asked to donate a non-perishable food item during the celebration. First Baptist will hold its community Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the gym parking lot. Barnesville Nazarene Church will hold its annual Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. This is a family friendly community event with free hotdogs, chili and family fun. Friendship Church off 41 Bypass between Griffin and Barnesville is having Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the senior center will hold senior Halloween games beginning at 9:30 a.m. for people age 50 and over. There will be $5 gift cards for participation and $10 cards for first place winners. Games include ring the body, casket pitch, hay toss, hit the pumpkin and skeleton stick-it. A breakfast of fruit, juice and treats will be provided.

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