Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 29, 2012

Halloween festivities slated for region

By KATE COIL
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Communities across the two Virginias will be scaring up some good times and handing out some treats to celebrate Halloween.

On Oct. 30, the Kellysville Christian Fellowship Center will be hosting a Harvest Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival will include free candy, inflatables, a silent auction, and a variety of food and drinks. For more information, call 304-425-3107.

Crosspointe Community Fellowship of Bluefield, Va., will be holding a Trunk-or-Treat event at the Brushfork Armory in Mercer County from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The event will feature a classic car show and trophies will be awarded for the kid’s choice, best costume, people’s choice and best decorated. A costume contest will be held for all ages. Attendees also have a chance to win a TV, bicycle and other prizes.

A “Three Levels of Darkness” ghost investigation will be held at the Pocahontas Fuel Building on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until midnight sponsored by the Black Diamond Paranormal Society, Historical Pocahontas Inc. and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office. Tickets are $20 per person and $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Labor of Love program. Visitors have a chance to help hunt for unexplained shadows, ghostly voices and are invited to bring their own cameras, video recorders, audio recorders and flash lights. For more information contact the Black Diamond Paranormal Society at www.blackdiamondps.org or email blackdiamondps@ yahoo.com.

From 6 until 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 a trunk-or-treat event will be held on Walnut Street in downtown Grundy, Va., featuring awards for the most creative and scariest car set up. Members of the community are invited to set up their cars full of treats on the street from 5 to 5:45 p.m. before the event. The festivities are sponsored by the Grundy Kiwanis Club, Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce, town of Grundy, Va., Buchanan County Youth, Inc., and Buchanan County Tourism. For more information, call 276-935-4147.

The Rich Creek, Va., Public Library will be hosting a halloween party at 4:30 p.m. featuring a costume contest and trick-or-treating safety talk with the Giles County Sheriff’s Department. Trick-or-treating in the community will follow the conclusion of the program.

— Contact Kate Coil at kcoil@bdtonline.com