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Douglas Courthouse, Paulding park among places for Halloween treats
by Liz Marino
October 24, 2012 04:17 PM | 3307 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Douglas County Courthouse will be filled with costumed ghosts, goblins, ballerinas and, superheroes on Halloween afternoon, as Douglas County employees host their annual trick-or-treat event for children 12 and younger.

The event, in its eighth year at the Douglas County Courthouse at 8700 Hospital Drive in Douglasville, will be held Oct. 31 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

County offices will be decked out with smiling jack ’o’ lanterns where children may enter to find treats.

Also on hand will be the Chick-fil-A cow and Sparky the fire dog. SafeKids Douglas will have Halloween and other safety information for parents.

“The purpose of Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse is to bring the community closer together and provide a safe place where children can trick-or-treat and have fun,” said Wes Tallon, county director of communications and community relations.

Costumes are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

Some other area Halloween-time events include:

Paulding Trick or Treat Village

The annual Trick or Treat Village is set for Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows, 724 Paulding Meadows Drive in Dallas.

The whole family is invited to enjoy this annual free Halloween event. There will be candy, fun and games. Children up to 12 years of age can participate in a costume parade and register for door prizes.

Information: (770) 445-8065.

Trunk-or-Treat at new jail

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a “trunk-or-treat” event Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of the new Douglas County Jail at 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd. (formerly South Cherokee) off Fairburn Road in Douglasville.

Children accompanied by an adult are invited to go from car trunk to car trunk for treats.

There will be free games, along with the driving simulator, race car and other law enforcement vehicles on display.

The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy will be selling food and beverages.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Information: Lt. Michelle Huey at (770) 920-4990 or email

Family Fall Festival

A family fall festival will be held Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ Central Church in Dallas.

Information: e-mail


North Paulding Baptist Church will hold a trunk-or-treat festival on Oct. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church at 700 School Road in Dallas.

There will be free food, games, trunk-or-treating and a costume contest.

Hiram UMC Festival

Hiram United Methodist Church is having a Trunk or Treat Fall Festival on Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. with free games, candy and prizes.

A cake walk and yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and barbeque chicken plates will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $6 per plate.

The church is located at 328 Hwy. 92 in Hiram.

Information: (770) 943-1738.

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