‘Beggar’s Night Boonanza’ offers safe alternative


The Record-Herald and the Fayette County Agricultural Society invite the community to join them at the annual Beggar’s Night Boonanza.

Both organizations are encouraging residents to bring their own little ghosts and goblins to enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating at the event. It will take place at the Mahan Building on the Fayette County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5 until 7 p.m. While there, children will be greeted by many costumed characters who just might be willing to part with a few pieces of their candy.

“Our Boonanza is set for the same night as the City of Washington Court House’s Beggar’s Night, which runs from 6-8 p.m.,” Ryan Carter, editor of the Record-Herald, said recently. “As always, Boonanza will be a safe, warm, family-friendly and free event. The room will be filled with friendly faces passing out candy.”

The Record-Herald and Fayette Ag Society would also like to thank Boonanza’s other sponsors: Doug Marine Motors, Southern State Community College, the Fayette Family YMCA, Bennett Salvage, VFW #3762, Fayette Soil and Water, United Way, Great Clips, the Fayette County Republicans, Gusweiler GM, the Humane Society, CAC Self Help Housing, 9 Round Fitness Center, Home Depot, Ray Grooms Towing, Affordable Muffler, and Carroll Halliday Ford.

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive, also sponsored by Carroll Halliday Ford. All non-perishable food items are donated to the Fayette County food bank.

“As a participating business, we really like to help give the community a safer environment for kids to come and trick-or-treat,” Ag Society board member Doug Marine said. “This is really a great event for all ages, especially the little ones. The Ag Society has always enjoyed being involved and assisting the Record-Herald with putting it on and we hope to see everyone there.”

“This is a safe alternative to walking down the streets on Beggar’s Night,” said Record-Herald General Manager Kimberly Lyons-Penwell. “This offers a place that is safe from the elements outside and you don’t have to worry about checking the candy, because it comes from area businesses. You don’t have to worry about your kids running around in the streets either. This is the safe and fun alternative.

For more information about the event contact the Record-Herald at (740) 335-3611.


By Kellee Bonnell

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Reach Kellee Bonnell at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @newskelleebee.

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