By BRAD KELLAR
There will be plenty of opportunities across the area tonight, for anyone searching for tricks, treats or a good scare. A discounted admission is available tonight to one local “haunted” attraction, for those wanting to help out Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH).
— Trick or Treat on the Square is scheduled in downtown Commerce between 5:30 and 7 p.m. tonight.
— Trunk or Treat Around the Square will be held in downtown Emory between 6 and 8 p.m.
— The West Tawakoni Park Board will host ‘Trunk or Treat in the Park from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at West Tawakoni City Park. A costume contest will be held with categories for adults, children and pets. Also planned are spooky hayrides, free hot dogs and “trunk or treat time for the kids.” For more information call, West Tawakoni City Hall at 903-455-2285 or Park Board member Carol Solomon at 469-628-9238.
— The Great Green Pumpkin Patch will be open today from 10 a.m. until dark at the corner of U.S. Highway 69 North and FM 2194. The fundraising project is sponsored by the Parents of Girl Scout Troop 3271 of Celeste. The proceeds will be used to fund activities and help repair the Scout House.
— A Fall Festival Family Fun Night is scheduled between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Aldersgate Church, 5500 Sayle Street in Greenville. The event will include a Kids’ Costume Contest, Noah’s Ark Theme Games for Kids thru sixth grade, a Squirt Gun Shooting Range, Plinko Treasure Dig, Putt Putt, a cake walk and more.
— Highland Terrace Baptist Church, 3939 Joe Ramsey Boulevard, is hosting a Fall Festival from 6 until 9 p.m., with food, jumphouses, slides, games and more.
— Trunk or Treat will be held at Cornerstone Community Church, 6606 Wesley, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. There will be cars with open trunks with treats and hot dogs and drinks will be served.
— Westview United Methodist Church, 6407 Sayle Street in Greenville, is hosting Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with free hot dogs while they last.
— Lone Oak United Methodist Church, 218 Main, is hosting a Halloween Trunk or Treat from 6 until 8 p.m., which will also include a bounce house.
— A Fall festival Extravaganza is scheduled at First Assembly Quinlan, 728 East Quinlan Parkway, between 5:30 and 8 p.m. The free event will feature live music, lots of candy, the Hoggie and Tick Animal Show, hayrides, a bounce house, games, and a bicycle raffle.
— New Life Church/Covenant Ranch, 3636 FM 36 South in Caddo Mills, is hosting a Hallelujah Night from 6 until 8 p.m., with treats, a bounce house and more. The event will be conducted in the arena.
— First Baptist Church in Commerce, 1401 Washington Street , will have a tent set up with activities and the Commerce PTO will have Trunk or Treat at the Chase Bank parking lot, 1305 Washington Street, both starting at 5:30 p.m.
— Vansickle Baptist Church, 2181 County Road 2246 in Greenville, will have activities scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m.
— Trunk or Treat is scheduled at the Cosmetology Career Institute, 5015 A Wesley Street, from 6 until 10 p.m.
— The Haunted Landmark, 2920 Lee Street in Greenville, presented by the Greenville Rotary Club and the Greenville Rotary Post Office Foundation will operate between 7 p.m. and midnight. Tickets for The Haunted Landmark are $12 per person. But anyone bringing in two more canned goods for FISH tonight will get $2 off of admission. Those wanting additional information can call Bob Arrington at 903-883-4206 or Gloria Jordan at 903-454-2345 during normal working hours.
— The W. H. Ford High School Blue Belles Haunted House will be open tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the first house on the right after passing Ford High School on State Highway 34. Admission is $5.
— The “Haunt House” is open at 4935 Interstate 30 West in Caddo Mills, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday this week. The “Haunt House” is described as a walk-through attraction “filled with terrifying live actors, Hollywood style sets and incredible monsters.” Admission is $17 per person, with VIP tickets available for $7 more and with free parking. More information can be found at www.thehaunthouse.com.
— A Ghost Walk is scheduled in downtown Greenville tonight. The tour is conducted by a guide Victorian costume, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the “The Spot” Garden, 2800 Lee Street and will feature a haunted winery, a theater where famous actors from the past still perform and a depot where ghostly passengers wait for trains that no longer arrive. Participants will hear about a Victorian triple-drowning, Civil War conflicts, an early red light district , and moving objects at the site of a former gallows. Tickets are $12 per person and additional information is available at 903-217-8851.