Halloween happenings locally listed
Farragut is filled with fun and family-friendly activities through the end of October, including the following:
Concord United Methodist: this church, 11020 Roane Drive, will host its annual Trunk or Treat celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, in the church parking lot. An ice cream truck and inflatables also will be part of the fun.
Farragut First United Methodist Church:
The church, 12733 Kingston Pike, will host Trunk or Treat starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27. Candy, prizes and a food truck will be among the offerings.
Avenir Memory Care
This community, 901 Concord Road, is hosting an outdoor Trunk or Treat from 3:30 to 5: 30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.
Farragut’s 25th Annual trick or treating event returns to Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.
Local businesses, community groups and Town volunteers will be handing out treats to children ages 12 and younger. Games and cookie decorating also are among the offered activities.
The event is free, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House, which provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children being served by area hospitals.
Collection stations will be located next to the cookie decorating area off the main parking lot along Watt Road and next to the entrance from the Harrison Lane parking lot.
Suggested donations include individually wrapped snacks (crackers, nuts, granola bars, chips), small pudding/applesauce/Jello cups, air freshener sprays, Lysol or any disinfectant sprays, 8.5-by-11-inch copy paper, postage stamps, packing tape, Sharpie markers, LED light bulbs, LED 25-watt small-base candelabra bulbs, individual packets of coffee creamer and sugar, disposable coffee cups, dishwasher detergent, pump-style hand soap and gift cards (Walmart, Target, Food City, Kroger, Lowe’s, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, gas stations, phone cards).
Cash donations are always accepted. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville at knoxrmhc.org
For the first time, Kona Ice and the Hot Dog Hut will be on location with snacks for purchase. They will accept cash and all major credit cards, but not Apple Pay.
For more information about Freaky Friday, contact Brittany Spencer at email@example.com or call 865-218-3378. The event will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, check Farragut Parks & Rec on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the status of the event.
FPS Fall Festival
Not Halloween-themed, but fun all the same, is Farragut Primary School’s 29th Aannual Fall Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Family friendly activities will include games, crafts and food trucks, all to help raise funds for the school.
AIM Trick or Treat
Autism in Motion Clinic, 11121 Kingston Pike Suite F, will host a socially distant Trick-or-Treat activity for the autism community from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
The event is free and open to the public. Children will be able to trick or treat and receive traditional Halloween candy, sensory toys and other therapeutic items in a sensory-friendly environment, according to a press release.
The church, 12915 Kingston Pike, will host its annual Special Needs Drive-Through Trunk or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, featuring pumpkins, candy and take home activities.