No tricks here, just lots of treats

By Martin Graham -

Washington Court House will host many super heroes, princesses, monsters and more for the annual Beggar’s Night this Thursday.

Starting at 6 p.m., children from all over the city will take to the streets to collect sweet treats. City Manager Joe Denen encouraged the community to join in the fun until 8 p.m.

“We hope that people have nice weather to get out there, it’s a fun evening,” Denen said. “We have had a lot of successful fall events recently like Trick or Treat at the Park, which had wonderful weather. For all of the people out and about driving, just be careful. There will be a lot of young kids running around excited. It is just a fun evening.”

Thrill in the Ville, hosted by the Jeffersonville Festival Association, will be held from 12 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Jeffersonville Village Park. During the Thrill, Blue & Easy DJ will perform, food will be available and vendors will be selling. Attractions include games, a costume contest for adults, kids, pets and couples, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, hay rides, a haunted trail and more. The Thrill in the Ville Parade will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For parade and vendor information (covered area provided), call (740) 572-2096, for costume contest information or to volunteer call (740) 505-8428, or for general questions about the event call (614) 203-8815.

Additionally, the community is once again invited to Boonanza at the Fayette County Fairgrounds for a free night of trick or treating. Starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the community can join the Record-Herald, the Fayette County Agricultural Society and many other sponsors for an indoor Beggar’s Night until 7 p.m. During the evening, the room will be filled with representatives from sponsors passing out candy to all of the children who attend.

“I want to encourage people to bring out their little ones because it is going to be a great, safe time for everyone,” Katie Bottorff, Record-Herald general manager, said.

Other events to celebrate Halloween include the Greenfield Safe Trick or Treat and Milledgeville Beggar’s Night, also scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy