Weather postpones some Halloween events, others go on as planned

A clever game at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty's Halloween night event challenged children to hammer in a nail in order to win candy prizes. Overseeing the game is Rodney Russell.

There were some disappointed children in Liberty County on Halloween night as rain caused much-anticipated events to be postponed or canceled. For some churches around the county, where indoor events were already part of the plans, trick-or-treating went on as planned, though costumes and shoes were soggy.

If you missed Halloween trick-or-treating because of the rain, there is a chance to make it up to your children Thursday night. In Dayton, the Community-Wide Trunk or Treat will be held Thursday, starting at 6 p.m., at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St.

The event is hosted by Journey Fellowship Church, First Assembly of God Church of Dayton and First United Methodist Church of Dayton. All are welcome. There will be more than 25 booths offering children candy and games.

On Thursday in Cleveland, Treat Street will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stancil Exposition Center, 211 Peach St. Dozens of booths, hosted by local businesses, schools and organizations, will provide candy and other treats. Prizes will be awarded for the best booths and costumes. For more information, call 281-592-2395.

Below are photos from a couple of the events that went on as planned.

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

A clever game at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty’s Halloween night event challenged children to hammer in a nail in order to win candy prizes. Overseeing the game is Rodney Russell.
Ellena Greenwood, 3, tries to toss a bean bag in a game at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty’s Halloween night event. Greenwood attended the event with her father, William Greenwood.
Cousins Blaire Taylor and Rhyan Byrd hang out together during North Main Baptist Church’s Halloween night event in Liberty. Rhyan is the granddaughter and Blaire is the niece of Cindy Taylor.
Cole Jackson, 5, tries to hit three plastic jugs with a bean bag during games at North Main Baptist Church on Halloween night. Jackson attended the event with his grandmother, Angela Jackson, who says they are new to the area and were happy to be at the church event.
Brandon Davis, city attorney for Liberty and Dayton, attended a Halloween night event at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty with his family – wife, Gradee, and children, Teegan, Parker and Hudson. Gradee is expected to deliver the couple’s fourth child on Thursday.
Children played games for candy prizes inside the gym at North Main Baptist Church on Halloween night. Outside the rain was pouring and the temperature had dropped, but inside the gym spirits were warm.
Liberty Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Beasley, wife Debbie and grandchildren, Makayla and Brayden, enjoyed some family time at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty’s Halloween night event.
In the battle of the dinosaurs, both were winners. Corey Wilkerson and 4-year-old Kolston Brashier picked dinosaurs for their Halloween attire. They were pictured at Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church’s Trunk or Treat on Halloween night.
Lonnie and Sue Weidner got imaginative with their costumes for Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church’s Trunk of Treat on Halloween night. “We are the two old people driving around in this Ford truck,” Lonnie said. Inside the church’s fellowship hall, they were able to duck most of the rain that blew through Liberty County, causing many Halloween events to be rescheduled or canceled.
“Thank you, thank you very much,” said Richard Prater to the people in attendance at Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church’s Trunk or Treat on Halloween night. The church moved some of his booths indoors but some continued one as planned under canopy tents.
Amber Nicole McKinzy (middle) brought along her children, Austen, Zachery and Amberly, and niece, Charlotte Satterwhite for Trunk or Treat at Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church on Halloween night.
Corey and Melanie Wilkerson brought along their daughters, Isabella and Emilia, to Trunk or Treat at Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church on Halloween night. Rain kept many trick-or-treaters from venturing too far from home.

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