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Fun in store all over as Halloween arrives / October 30, 2013
Thursday is Halloween. Before the kids don their costumes and roam the streets in search of treats, here are a few fun suggestions:

Chase City

Trunk or Treat — One of the biggest events of the year in Chase City, the Halloween Trunk or Treat features businesses, churches and organization passing out candy on North Main Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, but masks can be worn only by children 12 and under.

Food and music: The Chase City Chamber of Commerce, Fire Department, and Rescue Squad will be serving up free hotdogs, chips, drinks and water on Third Street, next to the First Citizens Bank parking lot, while outside the bank there will be music provided by DJ Ernelle Bellamy from 6-8:30 p.m.

Haunted House — The Woman’s Club of Chase City is again sponsoring its haunted house, which the members promise is bigger and better than ever. The haunted house, located in the Courtyard of the Estes Center, is open between 5:30-8:30 p.m. to kids of all ages. Admission is $1, with proceeds going to Chase City Elementary School’s Project Hope program.

If you have any questions, please call Braxton Rutledge, Director of the Chase City Chamber of Commerce, located at 316 N. Main St. in Chase City, (434) 372-0379.


Indoor Haunted Cemetery — The Pizza Pub is featuring a little haunted cemetery for the children on Thursday, Oct. 31. Visitors can enter the exhibit from the Pizza Pub’s side entrance on Fourth Street.

Trick or Treat in the Streets — Thirty merchants and civic organization are handing out sweet treats on Virginia Avenue in downtown Clarksville between 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Participants will be stationed between Second and Eighth Streets on Virginia Avenue. The event is open to children age 12 and under. A parent or responsible adult must accompany children. Please no masks on those 12 years of age or over.

New this year, DJ, J. Riggan is offering musical entertainment in the pocket park, at the corner of Fourth Street and Virginia Avenue.

South Hill

The Market Square Committee in South Hill is presenting its annual Halloween festival, Monster Mash, this Thursday, Oct. 31. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. so youngsters will still have time to trick or treat in their neighborhoods.

Monster Mash provides a safe and fun Halloween environment for the entire family with games, candy and a costume contest for children up to the age of 12. Shep Moss will spin tunes to give the evening a haunting feeling, and food, beverages and candy will be available from the South Hill Rotary Club and the South Hill Lions Club. Robert Harris Photography will offer photos for a $10 donation to the SHRC. Food, candy and drinks will be provided by local clubs and civic organizations.


Harvest Fest — The Alberta Special Events Committee is holding its Harvest Fest on Friday, Nov. 1, in Alberta Town Square from 6-9: p.m. Admission is free and fun for the whole family.


“The Plague” and “Camp Nightmare,” a haunted house and haunted hayride adventure, can be found at Americamps in Bracey for one final weekend, running Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 from 7-11 p.m.

The Plague is one of the scariest Haunted Houses in Virginia and North Carolina, and is designed with nothing but the best Hollywood effects and props. The Russell family, who stage the event, promise visitors “a night of terror that is sure to keep you up.”

No cameras or videos allowed and it is not recommend for ages under 12. Tickets for The Plaque are $10 and for Camp Nightmare are $5.00, and are available online at or at the gate, 9 Lakeside Lane, Bracey.

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