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Ghosts, ghouls to roam streets Friday

By Sherri Ellington Trick or Treat on Thomaston Street ‘“ and streets surrounding the main drag ‘“ will kick off in the late afternoon hours of Friday, Oct. 31. However, the fun can start a little earlier. Senior citizens can celebrate Halloween at the Lamar County senior center Friday at 9:15 a.m., complete with costumes, games, prizes and refreshments. Call Sarah Corley at 770-358-5361, email Barnesville First United Methodist will hold its family fun fall festival, complete with trick or treat from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be cupcake walks, corn dogs, popcorn, drinks, candy, games, prizes and pictures in costume, all on the church lawn. Barnesville First Baptist Church will hold Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the gym parking lot. Barnesville Nazarene Church will have Trunk or Treat from 6-9 p.m. Free hotdogs and chili will be served as long as they last. Calvary Baptist Church is also planning an event for Trick or Treat on Thomaston Street. The Barnesville Veterans of Foreign Wars post will host a Halloween party and costume contest from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Tickets are $6 at the door. The first prize is $100 and second prize is $50. Third and fourth place winners will be recognized. Buck and Frank Wilder will provide the entertainment. For information call Barbara at 478-361-2010 or Tonya at 770-639-3271. Citizens are asked by the chamber of commerce to donate unopened bags of candy for residents who will have thousands of trick or treaters knocking on their doors. Donations can be dropped off at the chamber office, CVS or Walgreens. Monetary donations can be taken to the chamber. For information call the chamber at 770-358-5884. Halloween is also Senior Night at the Lamar County Trojans football game against Monticello. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at the stadium.

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