Halloween Happenings Friday October 30October 26, 2015
Let the Fun Begin!
Halloween Happenings Friday, October 30th
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children
Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greeneville. Most events are free and the public is invited. Main Street will be blocked off from Church Street to Summer Street and Depot Street will be closed from Irish to Academy Street shortly prior to the event and remain so until the event ends. Please use caution when traveling within the downtown area.
Merchants, professional offices, banks, churches and the county courthouse will be prepared to treat youngsters with candy if children are under 13 years of age and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A number of groups and individuals come together to make this annual event exciting and fun for children. The Greeneville Police Department assists with extra personnel during Halloween Happenings to help ensure the safety of both children and adults. Greeneville City Schools Central Office the space for the costume contest. EMS and the Fire Department are there to help keep us safe. Students from Tusculum College and Walter’s State CC help to direct folks to all the different venues.
Costume Contest Location Change and Celebrity Judge
Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation will assist with the only event Costume Contest. The new location for the contest will be the parking lot of the City School System’s Central Office the Kathryn Leonard Building at the corner of West Depot and South Irish Streets. In addition to the GCSEF judges Miss Greene County, Camille Jordan will assist with the judging beginning at 4:00 pm with the winners announced at 6:00pm. The contest will have children’s age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and back this year the family category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Adults please provide a cell phone number so you may be reached should your child be a winner and need to report back to receive their prize.
Spooky Stories at the Old Gaol (Jail) behind Greene County Courthouse
A must see and hear for all are how Youth Builders will decorate and host story telling inside the Old Gaol located off East Depot Street right behind the County Detention Center.
Hay Rides to Be Offered
The Greeneville Public Works and Parks and Rec Department employees volunteer their time to offer hay rides on Depot Street. Children may get on the wagons at the corner of Irish and Depot Street and ride up Depot Street to the parking lot of the Greene County Partnership and back.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach Program cast members of their upcoming performances of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ will hand out candy in the street at the corner of Depot and Main.
Carved Pumpkin Contest
Towne Square Shopping Center on Summer Street will be hosting a carved pumpkin contest. They will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Bring already carved pumpkins to The Sewing Center (beside Subway) on Thursday, October 29th between 10 am to 4 pm or on Friday, October 30th from 10 am – 12 pm. Judging will be at 3 o’clock on Friday, October 30th. The entries will be on display in the front window of The Sewing Center. Winners may claim their prizes at the shopping center office located in the back hallway between The Sewing Center and Subway.
FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™
Realizing that there are many children out there with food allergies one of the options new this year from those handing out treats might be non-food items. Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-o r-treaters throughout the Halloween season. This nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all! SO look for the teal pumpkin posters indicating a non-food treat. Visit http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project to download a poster for your business.
Many to Give Candy
Greeneville Federal Bank employees will hand out candy to children at their location on the corner of Main and Summer Streets. Other banks also participating will be: Capitol Bank, Heritage Community Bank, Andrew Johnson Bank American Patriot and First Tennessee Bank.
Other merchants and professionals, known at press time to be participating this year include: Greeneville High School Senior Chorus, General Morgan Inn, Inn Style Boutique, Catalyst Coffee Company, Tipton’s Café, Rogers, Laughlin, Nunnally, Hood & Crum PC attorneys, Asbury United Methodist Church, Adams and Plucker, CPA, Greene County Farmer’s Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Leonard and Kershaw, Glory Days Greeneville, Vagabond Graphics, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pinecrest Cleaners, William H. Bell, Attorney at Law, Food City # 606, Food City # 608, Pizza Inn, Title Max, Richland Creek Gifts, Greeneville City Schools Central Office, Benchmarks Physical Therapy, Winter & Company Dance Studio, Azimuth Engineering, TEVET, Newcomer Club, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Builders, EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, and all the merchants at Towne Square Shopping Center.
Street Size Chalk Board
A section of the 100 block of North Street will once again be blocked off for a giant chalkboard where everyone is invited to take a few minutes and show their creative side by drawing on the street.
From Towne Square to Walter State Community College
More than a dozen merchants handing out candy at Towne Square Shopping Center will get your started. Featured game at the center this year will be Needle in the Haystack.
Haunted Capitol Theatre Spooky Guided Tour has its share of spooky stories. Join them as they open up every creepy nook and cranny. $10 for adults $5 for kids under 12 with group rates available. Friday night hours are from 7:00 pm to midnight.
Walters State Community College’s Service Learner’s Program hosts a Haunted Hospital. Enter off College Street into the building which was the former Laughlin Hospital. The Haunted Hospital will be admitting patients to the first floor from 4:00pm until 7:00pm so come in and check out the sights and sounds of medicine. A small fee of $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids will get you immediately admitted.
It’s not too late for any business not located in the downtown area that would like to participate in handing out treats to contact the Main Street Office 639-7102 for your location along the route. Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.