GALLIA COUNTY — As Halloween draws near once again, children will be on the prowl for the best in sugary goods.
The following are some of the best places to grab some of those sweet treats, as well as area fun.
According to the Gallia Sheriff’s Office, trick-or-treating will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday throughout most of the county. Gallia deputies and local police officers will be handing out candy at the Rio Grande Police Department, the Vinton Post Office on State Route 160, the Mercerville Convenience Store, the Centerville Fire Department, the Spring Valley Plaza near Domino’s Pizza, the Bidwell Post Office, on Crown City Main Street near the old fire department, Gallipolis City Park and LeGrande Boulevard near State Route 141.
Washington Elementary will be holding a haunted hallway event from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
The Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Second Avenue on Saturday morning. The Springfield Fire Department will be holding its annual hog roast from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, as well at 13984 State Route 554.
The Bidwell Halloween Parade will follow shortly thereafter. The parade lineup will begin at 3:30 p.m. at River Valley Middle School and the parade starts at 4 p.m.
The Hampton Inn will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Gallia Academy Middle School will hold its “Nightmare on State Street” event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Comers should use the State Street parking lot entrance at the school.
Gallia County 4-H groups will hold a “Spooktacular” at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Freedom Homes in Gallipolis on Upper River Road will host a trick-or-treat in the community from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Rio Grande will host its Halloween block party Thursday evening with activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. beside the village municipal building. Hot dogs, drinks, kettle corn and candy will be available. The event is free to all comers.
The Gallia County Chamber of Commerce will be hold a trunk-or-treat in its parking lot location in Gallipolis with area businesses.