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Local Halloween and Fall Fun activities

Fall Fun Activities
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Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:52 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 11:42 AM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - We are working to compile a list of fall activities! Check back for more updates. If you have something you’d like us to add to the list, email news@kalb.com with the information. (Events listed in order by date.)

Trick or Treating Times:

From the City of Alexandria: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating a “high risk” activity. However, that risk drops to “medium” when social distancing efforts are established, including having a one-way flow of traffic and the ability to have individual packets of candy placed in such a way that children don’t touch pieces they don’t take for themselves. Suggestions include creating individual “grab bags” of candy or placing candy on platters or baking sheets rather than in bowls. Anyone who is feeling ill, is currently positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who is positive or is showing signs of COVID-19 infection should not participate nor should those at heightened risk of infection. Alexandria time: October 31 from 5pm - 8pm

From the City of Pineville: Recognizing that Trick-or-Treating is not an “official” or governmental activity, but in the interest of public safety, the City of Pineville recommends that this tradition takes place on Saturday, October 31, 2020, beginning at 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Due to COVID-19, we know that there will be citizens that will choose to not participate in Trick-or-Treating activities. We encourage those who will not participate, to turn off their outdoor lights so children know to not visit that home. For those who are participating in Trick-or-Treat activities, both children and parents and homes passing out treats, we encourage EVERYONE to continue to mask up while enjoying Trick-or-Treating and maintain social distancing. We also recommend that you look at the CDC guidelines for holidays.

Natchitoches: The City of Natchitoches would like to notify and encourage the public to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for trick or treating and other Halloween festivities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has also recommended alternate activities for Halloween that can be found at www.cdc.gov.

Residents can make trick-or-treating safer by:

  • Avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters
  • Giving out treats outdoors, if possible
  • Setting up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take
  • Washing hands before handling treats
  • Wearing a mask

Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear a mask (a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask), stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you, and wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer when available.

Trick-or-treaters should follow the following safety tips:

  • Always be accompanied by an adult
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on
  • Never enter a home or car for a treat
  • Look both ways before crossing the street
  • Head home at dusk

While this is an unusual year, we are asking the public to participate in festivities as safely and responsibly. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. For more information, please contact the Mayor’s office at (318) 352-2772.

EVENTS:

October 30:

  • Halloween Candy Stop - Downtown Alexandria Mini Park - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family-friendly drive-thru experience.
  • Healing Hands & Hearts Behavioral Health (3H) would love to invite all of you to come out and support along with us at these community wide events. We will be handing out individually bagged treats to limit contact, social distancing, face mask, and hand sanitizing will also be followed. Plan to come and join #3HLA for some spooky socially distanced 2020 trick or treating. Mini Park from 6-8 p.m.
  • Drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Vaughn Automotive at 4441 Jackson Street Extension in Alexandria. From 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. They will also have a drawing for a FREE Detail Basket. The drawing will be Monday, November 2.
  • Haunted Carwash - Jambo Carwash and Petwash at 215 Edgewood Drive, Pineville. Call 318-880-5059 for more information.
  • Halloween Candy Stop (City of Alexandria) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Downtown Mini Park (Family-friendly drive-thru experience)
  • Drive-thru Trick or Treating at Keller Williams Real Estate (3600 Jackson Street) from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. They will have pre-made candy bags for kids and raffle tickets for the adults for a date night basket.
  • Fright Trail 2020 at 44 Yancy Road in Glenmora at 7pm. Completely outdoor event with plenty of space for social distancing.
  • Sonic on Jackson Street will host a trunk or treat from 4pm - 6pm
  • Tales Along the Bayou (Rapides Parish Library) CLICK HERE TO WATCH from 6 pm - 7 pm. Have a ghoulishly good time listening to scary tales brought to you from the bayou and beyond! We will kick-off this virtual storytelling event debuting on the Libraries YouTube channel with musical entertainment from Judy Caplan Ginsburgh. A younger crowd will then enjoy spooky stories by master storyteller Sylvia Yancy Davis. After a short intermission, get ready to be scared right out of your socks by scary storyteller Mike Anderson.

October 31:

  • Halloween Bash and Haunted House - 1800 block of Wise Street in Alexandria - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat - 4600 Jackson Street, Alexandria, La. 3 to 6 p.m. Train ride for kids from 3 to 4 p.m. Please wear mask and practice social distancing.
  • Healing Hands & Hearts Behavioral Health (3H) would love to invite all of you to come out and support along with us at these community wide events. We will be handing out individually bagged treats to limit contact, social distancing, face mask, and hand sanitizing will also be followed. Plan to come and join #3HLA for some spooky socially distanced 2020 trick or treating. England Airpark from 11-1 p.m.
  • Canaan Baptist Church Trunk-r-Treat from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Located 8 miles west of Leesville on Hwy 8.
  • Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat: 4600 Jackson Street from 3pm - 6pm. Parking lot directly behind Bancorp South Bank. Train rides for kids from 3 - 4pm. Fun, food and fellowship. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice available. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
  • Floyd’s Haunted Carwash: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Family-friendly. Every vehicle that comes through will get a free wash. No pressure washing and no vacuuming. Candy will be given to all kids. There will be three prize giveaways of free car washes, each good for 3 months with unlimited washes.
  • Travez Haunted House for Kids - Ages 1 to 12 - No Limit Recovery Clubhouse - 2403 Harris Street, Alexandria - From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Free admission, food and candy.
  • Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ruby is having a trunk or treat from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with juggler Matthew Geisel as entertainment!
  • Ol' Mel’s Farm Day: 12pm - 6pm. Come out to the farm for an afternoon of farm animals, face painting, photo ops and lots of local vendors selling arts/crafts/food etc. Candy available for trick or treaters!! Face painting and animal photo ops are free.
  • New Bethel presents: Drive-Thru Community Treating (Walk-ups also welcome). Social distancing will be observed. Candy, hot dogs, prizes from 2pm - 5pm at 1807 Community Lane in Alexandria.
  • Christian Love Baptist Church (3515 Hudson Blvd. Alexandria, La. 71302) will have its 5yrs. Truck and Treat Festival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Alexandria Country Day School is hosting a 5K and one-mile fun run/walk as well as a trunk or treat event from 9 a.m. - noon. Click here for more.
  • Trunk or Treat at Crossroads New Life Tabernacle in Deville (1001 Hwy 1207) from 6pm - 8pm.
  • New Prospect Baptist Church in Dry Prong Harvest Fest from 2pm - 4pm at the park. Burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cake walk, games and walking trail.
  • Good Ol' Boys Car Show from 9am - 2pm at 705 Hwy 165 South in Oakdale. Cars, candy, costumes. No entry fee. Participants are asked to have candy or small prizes for children to trick or treat. Benefits Louisiana Lions Club/Eye Foundation.
  • Centerpoint Pentecostal Church Fall Carnival at 5pm
  • Philadelphia Baptist Church - Horseshoe Drive Trunk or Treat with 3-time Ninja Warrior competitor Jared Greer from 5:30 - 8 pm
  • Moreauville Fire Department hosting a drive-thru trick or treat at 328 Main Street in Moreauville from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. A treat bag will be given to each child. CDC guidelines will be in place. Everyone must remain in their vehicle or trailer. Please follow flashing lights whenever coming through the line. Workers will be wearing masks and gloves. Message or call for more details: Erica Coco at 318-305-5778
  • Drive-through trunk or treat at Landmark Tabernacle near Holloway on Highway 28 East starting at 5pm
  • Explore Cane River: A Spooktacular Open Paddle: Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and we’ll start launching at 8:30 a.m. Drop your kayak off at the North ramp of the downtown riverbank area for easy access to Cane River. Parking is available within walking distance throughout the downtown area. For kayak rental information call Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports at (318) 527-0066.
  • The Natchitoches Farmers Market will be set up on the downtown riverbank from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and offers local produce and handmade items. The Farmers Market’s Kids Club will be handing out $5 worth of veggies FREE to children ages 3-13. There will also be a pumpkin carving and painting contest put on by Natchitoches Parish 4-H. Check your entry into the competition at the Farmers Market by 10:30 a.m.
  • Natchitoches: The City’s trick-or-treat event, “Witch Way to Main Street,” will be held on the downtown riverbank from 9-11 a.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Children must be in costume and accompanied by an adult to participate. Candy and prizes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Natchitoches police officers will be on duty to ensure children’s safety.

November 1:

  • Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at Pineville Park Baptist Church (2455 HWY 28 E, Pineville) - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Annual Trunk r Treat Event at Glenmora UPC. Free food, candy, games and jumpers. Trunk R Treat from 3 - 4:30 p.m. and food and games from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

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