With Halloween only one week away, local businesses, churches and organizations are preparing to bounce back from 2020 — a year most will remember as one without trick-or-treating — and make 2021 one to remember, as there are a slew of events planned for children.
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Sunday, Oct. 24
First United Methodist Church, 107 N. 9th St., will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event with fun, games, costume contest and a best trunk decoration contest with prizes. Bring boxes of stuffing to vote for the best trunk decor contest. Setup begins at 3 p.m., with the costume contest beginning at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Second Baptist Church, 815 S. 12th St., is planning to host its annual “Lotta” Trunk-or-Treat on the church’s parking lot at 11th Street.
Thursday, Oct. 28
A Trunk-or-Treat event will be held in conjunction with a free Movie in the Park at the Arkadelphia Recreation Center parking lot. “Hocus Pocus” will be the featured movie.
Friday, Oct. 29
Henderson Halloween will take place with a walk-through on Henderson Street. Presented by the Student Activities Board, there will be candy, costumes and more candy. Student organizations will hand out treats along Henderson Street, which will be closed to traffic. Tables will be set up on both sides of the street. Parking is available along 12th Street. The Hot Springs Renaissance Faire actors will bring their ship onsite for free photo opportunities. The public is invited.
Saturday, Oct. 30
Trinity Temple Assembly of God, 3509 W. Pine St., will hold a Trunk-or-Treat with games, popcorn, decorated trunks and candy.
Sunday, Oct. 31
Third Street Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival at the church’s Family Life Center.
The Arkadelphia Alliance and Chamber of Commerce will present its Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru in downtown Arkadelphia. To register as a participating business, email firstname.lastname@example.org.