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Area groups organize Halloween events

Didn’t make it to Ironton’s Safe Trick or Treat? No worry, you’ve still got a chance to take the ghoulfriend out.

Area churches and other community entities are sponsoring their own alternatives to traditional Trick or Treat night.

This evening from 6-7:30 p.m., the residents and staff at Morning Pointe Ridge in Russell, Ky., will have their fourth annual Trick or Treat celebration. It is billed as an event “where generations can come together for fun, fellowship and sweet treats,” according to a MP news release.

The public is invited to suit up in costumes of all kinds and bring their little ones to trick or treat in a safe environment.

“We are inspired by our greater Ashland community to host an event that is for the young and young at heart,” said Barry Brown, RN, executive director of Morning Pointe Ridge. “We plan to make Halloween a fun, safe, eventful celebration for everyone. We look forward to a great turnout.”

Morning Pointe Ridge is a 58-apartment senior care and Alzheimer’s memory care community located at 1000 Addington Drive in Russell (Ashland), Ky.

On Thursday, Campbell Chapel Freewill Baptist Church will have its third annual Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. at the church on Campbell Drive. Congregation member Anna McCormick said approximately 30 volunteers will pass out candy and lead free entertainment.

“This year we are going to include games such as apple bobbing, tug of war, face painting,” McCormick said. “We will be decorating the trunk of our cars and passing out candy. Everyone is welcome.”

Then on Friday, Ohio University Southern will have a Halloween party from 6-9 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee or $4 with a can of food.

There will be a costume contest, free refreshments, live band with music from Katie Owens and Leatherwood. This is to raise money for a scholarship for students entering the education field.