Halloween events planned locally

Many Halloween and Fall themed activities have been happening this past week with many of those activities happening today and tomorrow.Texas State Technical College will be hosting the Halloween Extravaganza once again this year. The date is Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center at the TSTC Sweetwater campus. Student organizations from the TSTC campus as well as community organizations, church groups and youth groups will be providing fun and spooky games for the evening. Candy and games will be given away as prizes.Hoyt House, located at 1700 Hoyt, will host a Trunk-or-Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The door decoration contest winner will also be announced. RSVP to 235-5655.Avondale Baptist Church, located at 1405 Hoyt Street, will have a Trunk-or-Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater will be having a Fall Festival Carnival from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at their building, located at 705 NE Georgia. There will be booths with games, as well as refreshments. The event serves as a fundraiser for gifts and activities for residents during the holiday season.East Ridge Elementary School will be having their annual Trunk-or-Treat for students and their families at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the school.The First Baptist Church Family Fall Festival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. featuring an evening of fun for the entire family, including games and great food with the community. Park in lot on the northeast corner of 4th and Elm. Carefully cross the street and enter the parking lot on the northwest corner of 4th and Elm. All are welcome.Lamar Street Baptist Church will have a Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The church welcomes all children to stop by and get a treat.Church of God, located at the corner of 4th and Pine St., will have a Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome.Broadway Baptist Church is offering an alternative to taking kids out Trick-or-Treating. This alternative is Treatsville. Treatsville will be held Wednesday evening on Oct. 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the gym and the gym parking lot. Here are some of the events families can enjoy: face painting, trunk or treat, dessert walk and multiple games.Lighthouse Assembly of God, located at 412 Newman in Sweetwater, will have a fall festival beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. There will be food, fun and prizes. Games are free and the church will be selling hamburger plates to benefit their youth and children's ministries.First United Methodist Church will have a Trunk-or-Treat and games from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in their parking lot behind McCoy Funeral Home. The event is free and open to the public.