Halloween Happenings Activities

October 31, 2013

Halloween Happenings is TODAY

Halloween Happenings Thursday, October 31st
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children

Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Thursday, 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 Walter’s State CC help to direct folks to all the different venues.

Harvest’s Bounty Apple & Pumpkin Pie Contest

New this year and proudly sponsored by The Greeneville Sun in conjunction with Halloween Happenings is “Harvest’s Bounty Apple & Pumpkin Pie Contest.” The event is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. All an individual has to do is show up at the Greeneville Sun office located at 121 West Summer Street with their pie and their recipe on Thursday, October 31, by 10:00 a.m. The judging will take place and winners will be announced by noon! Each pie will be judged on appearance, taste, and simplicity of recipe. The winners will receive $50 gift cards from Food City, $25 gift certificates from Richland Creek Gifts, and Niswonger Performing Arts Center tickets to the Debbie Boone Christmas Show. So go through your recipe box today and plan on entering. .

Costume Contest

The Newcomer’s Club of Greeneville will hold the only Children’s Costume Contest, this year, at the County Courthouse beginning at 4:00pm with the winners announced at 6:00pm. The contest will have age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age 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

A must see and hear for all are how Youth Builders will decorate and host story telling inside the Old Gaol. Listen to the sounds of the night as piano students of Deanne Gray play on the steps of the courthouse prior to the costume contest.

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.

“A Christmas Carol”

Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach Program cast members of their upcoming performances of ‘A Christmas Carol’ 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 and First Tennessee Bank.

Other merchants and professionals, known at press time to be participating this year include: General Morgan Inn, Rogers, Laughlin, Nunnally, Hood & Crum PC attorneys, 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, Greeneville Dental Associates, 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 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 Laughlin Square

Train rides in the parking lot near Roberts Furniture along with merchants handing our candy are only a few of the activities happening at Towne Square Shopping Center.

Walters State Community College’s Service Learner’s Program hosts a Haunted Hospital. Enter off Main Street into the building which was the former Laughlin Hospital. The Haunted Hospital will be admitting patients 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.

Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.