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TRUNK OR TREAT: Halloween festivities begin in Pike County

A week ahead of Halloween, trick or treating events are already underway in Pike County.

Families stopped by Park Memorial United Methodist Church and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Wednesday night to fill their baskets with candy and dress up as their favorite characters, monsters and other creative costumes.

The parking lots of both churches had members decorate their trunks to give the children a chance to “trunk or treat” early.

One trunk at St. Martin of Tours as decked out in pirate decor, complete with a Jack Sparrow look-a-like stationed to pass out he candy to happy kids.

In the Park Memorial lot, Connie McRary was dressed as “Mama Shark” and had her trunk set up to appear as if a daddy shark was opening his jaws wide to attack. The “baby shark” song played while kids got shark-shaped candies from the trunk.

There are plenty more fall events in store across the community too for anyone who wants to continue the festivities.

The Messenger will have the annual Kids in Costume Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the gazebo on the Square during the Pumpkins around the Square event. Other businesses and organization will also have trick or treating booths set up with goodies and activities for the kids.

New Life Christian Academy will have trunk or treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

First Baptist Church will have its fall festival Sunday at 3 p.m. and First United Methodist Church will have trunk or treating from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

SARHA will host a trunk or treat on Monday, October 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Troy University trunk or treat will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30.

Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will set up their “haunted library” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bush Memorial will host their family fun night on Halloween from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with food and games and a chili cook-off. Pike County Ford will have a trunk or treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween. The City of Brundidge will host trick or treating on Halloween night. The Troy Public Library will have its annual Halloween Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 31.