Halloween comes to Fayette


Enjoy the jack-o-lanterns around the Fayetteville square as Halloween gets kicked off on Saturday in Fayetteville.

The traditional trick-or-reat at participating businesses and around the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville starts at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The annual Costume Contest begins with age 4 and under, 5 – 8; and 9-13 at 4 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

Location for both contests will take place at the fountain area near the stage.

Call 770-719-4173 for more information.

In Peachtree City, Peachtree City officials remind residents that the city doesn’t change the date for trick-or-treating. The kids will be out on the evening of Monday, October 31 for Halloween. Drivers, please pay extra attention in neighborhoods during the evening hours. The porch light is the usual signal – if you have candy for the trick-or-treaters, leave the porch light on, and if you don’t (or will not be home), leave the front porch light off. Trick-or-treaters, please only go to houses with the porch light on.

One of Peachtree City’s great traditions is the fire department pumpkin sale now through October 31 at Leach Station No. 81 (110 Paschall Rd) and at Weber Station No.83 (481 Peachtree Parkway South). Get your fall decorations and help support a great cause-the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighter’s Association.

For older residents who love Halloween, Fayette Senior Services is presenting “A Ghouling Good Time,” Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. at The Gathering Place at 203 McIntosh Trailin Peachtree City.

Residents 50 and better are invited to put on their best costume, or come as you are for a Halloween party. Chef Bonnie will have a delicious spread of themed food, desserts, and punch to go along with the spooky music and costume contest that is sure to get you dancing with Pete Fedora playing live music. Prizes awarded for the most creative, scariest, and funniest costumes. This event is $10 and pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or any Fayette Senior Services location. Members and non-members welcome. Safekids.org also offered safety tips for the upcoming big day.

Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.

When it comes to costumes, choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.