‘Beggars’ Night’ events scheduled across county


By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



Fayette County will be busy this week as residents celebrate Halloween with traditional Beggars’ Night events and more on both Thursday and Saturday.

First, starting out this Thursday, Oct. 29, the City of Washington Court House and the villages of Bloomingburg, Octa, Jeffersonville and Milledgeville will all hold their Beggars’ Night. Each of those will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., except the Village of Bloomingburg which is going to hold its event from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All events will be traditional door-to-door Beggars’ Night, with the exception of Octa which is planning to hold a “Trunk-or-Treat”-like event in the center of town where coffee, soft pretzels and hot chocolate will be available for residents while the children have the chance to receive candy.

The other Beggars’ Night event that will be held is in the Village of New Holland on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. On that night alongside the traditional trick-or-treat, the New Holland United Methodist Church will also hold a “Trunk-or-Treat” event for residents to enjoy. Additionally, the Pic-A-Fay Fire District will hold a Haunted House at the firehouse from 6 to 10 p.m. with a D.J. and more.

One important detail to note for parents is that all villages and the city are encouraging people to wear masks and social distance. On top of this, the City also encouraged residents to consider if they need to be out or if they would be safer to remain home, but the decision rests entirely on the individual.

Those who are ill should refrain from participating in events, according to Fayette County Public Health.

“We are absolutely, 100 percent encouraging everyone to social distance as much as possible and to absolutely wear a mask,” Harold Desanto, New Holland Village Administrator and Pic-A-Fay Fire Chief said on Monday. “Just for the safety of themselves and the rest of the public.”

The information in this article was provided by the various villages of Fayette County and the City of Washington Court House. Stay with the Record-Herald for more coverage of Beggars’ Night in an upcoming edition of the Record-Herald.

Reach Martin Graham on Twitter @MartiTheNewGuy.

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By Martin Graham

mgraham@recordherald.com