Plenty of Fall fun for everyone this week
by Elane Jones
Oct 29, 2013 | 2436 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Every year students, faculty and staff at Memorial Park Elementary School look forward to Halloween because they are given the opportunity to construct creative scarecrows for their annual “Scarecrow Row.” This year the school will hold its Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.  – Photo by: Briana Webster.
Every year students, faculty and staff at Memorial Park Elementary School look forward to Halloween because they are given the opportunity to construct creative scarecrows for their annual “Scarecrow Row.” This year the school will hold its Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. – Photo by: Briana Webster.
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A number of area businesses, churches and other organizations will be hosting a variety of fall and Halloween fun over the next several days. Below is a list of all the fall festivals and Halloween events that will take place this week in and around Walker County.

•The City of Dora and Dora Neighborhood Watch annual Fall Festival will be today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Dora Civic Center.

•County Line Pit Stop on Alabama 69 South, just across the Tuscaloosa County line below Oakman, will have a Haunted Hayride today beginning at 5 p.m. with entertainment. Hayride will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds will go to Oakman High School Girls Softball Team.

•Members of First Baptist Church on 5th Avenue in Jasper will have a fall festival Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. Plenty of free games, food, candy and inflatables for everyone.

•Crossway Baptist Church on Aldridge Road in Parrish will also host a fall festival Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. with a trunk-of-treats, games, food and a costume contest. You can call (205) 686-2687 for more information, directions or bus transportation.

•The Walker County Courthouse and Jasper City Hall will host its 5th annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Kids Thursday from 3 until 4 p.m. Maps will be located inside the Courthouse and City Hall showing participating offices.

•Marvin Lee Ferguson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4850 of Jasper and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Trunk-of-Treats Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Post home on Veterans Drive in Jasper.

•Union Chapel Community Center will have a Trunk-of-Treats Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and a cake walk from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the community center located on Old Birmingham Highway in Jasper.

•Manchester Neighborhood Watch will host a Trunk-of-Treats Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. until all the candy is gone at the Blackwater Restaurant on Alabama Highway 195 North in Jasper. They will also be selling hot dogs and drinks for $1 and all proceeds will go to the Manchester Neighborhood Watch Program.

•Members of the Oakman Volunteer Fire Department will be passing out candy and fire safety information Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at their fire station located on Main Street in Oakman.

•Maranatha Baptist Church will host a community block party/fall festival Thursday at 5 p.m., at the church located at Baker Street/Josephine Street. Plenty of free fun, food and fellowship for all. Activities will include a hayride for young and old alike, games for kids and a cake walk. For more information, you can call (205) 388-6511.

•Union Grove Baptist Church on Cullman County Road 18 at the Walker/Cullman County Line will celebrate Harvest Time from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday.

•Christ United Methodist Church on Jones Dairy Road will present its 11th annual Trunk-of-Treats Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m.

•New Canaan Baptist Church on Walston Bridge Road will have its community fall festival from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday with lots of fun for the whole family. Activities will include inflatables, horse rides, hayrides, snow cones, food and a bonfire.

•A Hallelujah Luau Festival will be held Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Abundant Life Fellowship located on Alabama Highway 69 North in the Pineywoods community. Puppets, games, prizes, food, inflatables, all free. Event is sponsored by Abundant Life Fellowship, Life House, Philadelphia Baptist Church and Victory Assembly of God.

•Farmstead Baptist Church on Curry Highway in Jasper will have its Fall Festival Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. Admission is free and activities includes games, food and fellowship. No scary costumes, please.

•Lifesprings Assembly Of God is hosting a Trunk-of-Treats from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

•The police officers and staff at the Jasper Police Department will be handing out healthy snacks to kids Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the police station on Alabama Avenue.

•Bethel Baptist Church on Bethel Road in Dora will host its annual Harvest Festival and Trunk-of-Treat Thursday, rain or shine, from 6 until 8 p.m. Everything is free and activities include hayrides, food, games, prizes, puppets, candy and great Christian fellowship. No scary costumes, please. For more information or directions, you can visit bbcdora.com or call (205) 648-2917.

•The Home Depot in Jasper will be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. inside the store located on U.S. Alabama Highway 118 directly across from Walmart.