PALESTINE — Several Halloween and alternatives such as fall festivals and Trunk-or-Treat events are planned this weekend and throughout next week in the Palestine and Elkhart areas.
The Palestine Fire Department will continue its fourth annual Fright Night haunted house from 7 p.m. to midnight today and Saturday and then one last time on Halloween on Thursday.
The haunted house is located in the old garment factory at 3600 W. Oak St. in Palestine. Check out the event's website, www.palestinefrightnight.com for directions.
Admission is $10, or half-price to any patron who helps “scare out hunger'” by bringing two canned goods to donate to local food banks or a bag of dry pet food to donate to the county animal shelter.
This year's event also added several drawings for prizes including a date night gift package and a flat screen television.
Proceeds of Fright Night benefit the Palestine Firefighters Association.
Here is a list of other events going on now through Hallween:
Saturday, Oct. 26
• Crockett Road Church of Christ will hold its annual “Fall Fest” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of Clint and Jonna Satterwhite. Booths, food and entertainment, as well as a campfire devotional will be a part of the activities.
• Triple S Cowboy Church will hold its Fall Fest from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at its new location under the big tent on church’s land at 755 U.S. 287 N. across the highway from the Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center.
• Dogwood Hills Baptist Church, located at 3400 N. U.S. Hwy. 79, will hold its annual Fall Fest from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Chili dogs will be available, and there will be games of all kinds and a hay ride for the kids.
• Tabernacle Baptist Church — Tabernacle Baptist Church in Elkhart/Redtown, will host Fun Fest at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be lots of booth activities and candy. The event is free.