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Ghosts, goblins haunt post for tricks, treats

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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:17 am

Show your haunted spirit and hang around Fort Campbell for a spell during Halloween festivities this weekend!

The installation will celebrate All Hallows Eve both Saturday and Sunday with a variety of activities for children and adults alike – and that’s not just witchful thinking.

Spooktacular events kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday with an old fashioned Children’s Halloween Carnival at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center.

The free carnival will include a duck pond, bean bag and ring-toss, lollipop tree, cupcake/cake walk, fishing booth, balloon darts, tattoos and stickers, a costume contest and more, said Kathy Hayes, recreation assistant.

 Inflatables will be available with weather permitting.

“Pray for nice weather,” Hayes said.

Stay for a bite and purchase traditional treats of caramel apples, cotton candy and popcorn at D.W. Rec.

“Trick or treat, climb with feet, while I find something sweet to eat” at the Kids Costume Wall Crawl and Campfire from 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoor Recreation is putting a spin on trick or treating as children 5 years and older are encouraged to scale the 50-foot climbing wall. As the little goblins climb they will collect candy. Those spirited souls that come dressed in costume can score extra treats.

Following the candy climb, all ghouls gather around the campfire to eat, drink and be scary with ghost stories, s’mores, cocoa and apple cider. Preregistration is required by noon Saturday and the cost is $7 per person.

No tricks … just treats on Saturday, as Fort Campbell observes Halloween trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m.

To ensure safe trick-or-treating on post, Military Police officers join spirits with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers in Operation Friendly Ghost.

To protect post trick-or-treaters and to decrease crime and accidents, MPs and BOSS volunteers will man the major intersections throughout post housing areas, handing out candy to children.

If little witches and warlocks reach a dead end along their trick-or-treat route, never fear because the MPs and BOSS Soldiers will steer them in the fright direction.

“We’re just trying to help the MPs with road guards to make the post safe for the children going trick-or-treating,” said Neicey Davis, BOSS administrator. “It’s a lot of fun seeing the kids dressed up.”

Make no bones about it, the fun will continue on Sunday with Horror Flicks showing at D.W. Rec. A projector will be set up in the main lounge for guests to view classic movies like “Halloween.”

The films start at 2 p.m. and continue “until we run out of movies,” said Hayes.

Hayes cautioned parents that most of the flicks will be rated PG-13 or R.

“It’s all going to be horror-type movies,” she said. “It’s not really recommended for small children.”

Finish out the haunted weekend at the Hooper Bowling Center Halloween Special. Costume-clad children who visit the bowling alley between 5 and 9 p.m. will get a special treat.

Those brave souls who venture off post may find homes giving candy to trick-or-treaters from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday in Hopkinsville and during the same hours in Clarksville Sunday.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat in Hopkinsville will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Merchants located between Seventh and 14th streets will hand out candy to young princesses and pirates until 6 p.m. Children should bring their own bags. Adults should accompany children age 12 and under.

Enter the haunted house at Bradford Square mall at your own risk between 6:30 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6 for spirited singles or two for $10.

Continue the haunting spirit in Hopkinsville Saturday at Trick R Treat at the Mall from 4 until 7 p.m. for ages 12 and under. Then, face your fears as you walk through Copper Canyon’s haunted ghost town near Fearsville. The horrifying night starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

Ghoulish surprises await children and adults at Halloween in Oak Grove from 6 until 9 p.m. with free food and drinks, haunted trail rides and trick-or-treat booths at the War Memorial Walking Trail, 101 Walter Garrett Lane. The highlight of the night will be Christian County Historian William Turner telling the story of the Bell Witch at 8:30 p.m.

Bikers Who Scare haunted house holds the key to terror Friday through Sunday for teenagers and adults at the old Carmike Theater, 1955 Madison St. Screaming begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 per person.

The second annual Fright on Franklin in downtown Clarksville features safe, trick-or-treating starting at 4 Saturday. A free, Family-friendly costume contest is open to all ages at 5 p.m. Participants can register Saturday from 4 until 4:45 p.m. at the registration booth on Franklin Street. Best witches for a happy, haunted Halloween!


On post scary surprises


• Trick-or-treating across post from 6 until 8 p.m.

• Children’s Halloween Carnival at D.W. Rec Center from 3 until 5 p.m.

• Kids Costume Wall Crawl at the Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course Complex from 4 until 8 p.m.



• Horror Flicks at DW Rec Center starting at 2 p.m. Movies rated PG-13 and R.

• Hooper Bowling Center Halloween Special from 5 until 9 p.m.


Off post spirited sites


• Downtown Trick-or-Treat in Hopkinsville from 4 until 6 p.m. at businesses between Seventh and 14th streets.


• Haunted house from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Bradford Square, Hopkinsville.

• Bikers Who Scare haunted house opens at 7 p.m. at the old Carmike Theater, 1955 Madison St., Clarksville. (931) 551-9878.



• Trick-or-treating in Hopkinsville from 5 until 8 p.m.

• Trick R Treat at the Mall from 4 until 7 p.m. at Bradford Square, Hopkinsville for ages 12 and under.

• Copper Canyon’s haunted ghost town starting at 6:30 p.m. near Fearsville, Ky. (270) 269-2416.

• Halloween in Oak Grove from 6 until 9 p.m. at the War Memorial Walking Trail, 101 Walter Garrett Lane.

• Fright on Franklin in downtown Clarksville from 4 until 7 p.m.



• Trick-or-treating in Clarksville from 5 until 8 p.m.

• Bikers Who Scare haunted house opens at 7 p.m. at the old Carmike Theater, 1955 Madison St., Clarksville.

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