Halloween Happenings October 31, 2014October 28, 2014
Halloween Happenings Friday, October 31st
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children
Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Friday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greeneville. All 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 displaying “Halloween Happenings” posters, which mean that they are 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. Greene County Courthouse provides the space for the costume contest. EMS and the Fire Department are there to help keep us safe. Students from Tusculum College and Walters State CC help to direct folks to all the different venues.
Costume Contest Adds Family Category
Holly Morelock Photography, assisted by volunteers from Newcomers Club will hold the only event Costume Contest at the County Courthouse beginning at 4:00pm 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 new 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 – Music on the Courthouse Steps and More
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. Listen to the sounds of the night coming from the steps of the County Courthouse. Spooky music is provided by Deanne Gray.
Music on the Courthouse Steps
Listen to the sounds of the night as provided by Deanne Gray play on the steps of the courthouse prior to the costume contest. Expect the unexpected around 5:00pm.
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.
Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach Program cast members of their upcoming performances of ‘Addams Family’ will hand out candy in the street at the corner of Depot and Main.
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: 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, Freedom Fellowship Greeneville, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pinecrest Cleaners, William H. Bell, Attorney at Law, Food City # 606, Food City # 608, Pizza Inn, Mortgage Investor’s Group, Richland Creek Gifts, Benchmarks Physical Therapy, Winter & Company Dance Studio, Azimuth Engineering, TEVET, Newcomer Club, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Builders, American Red Cross, EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, Arts Council, Towne Crossing 8 Carmike Cinema 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.
Capitol Theater will be open for viewing with costumed Theatre Guild members handing out treats.
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. Coupons for $1.00 off admission will be randomly handed out downtown during Halloween Happenings.
Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.