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Posted: October 31, 2010 12:00 a.m.

Have a Happy Halloween

In search of some Halloween fun? Here’s a roundup of events:

Harvest for the Hungry: A Fall Festival and Community Food Drive, will be held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the square in downtown Covington. First Baptist Church of Covington is sponsoring this event, which will feature a community food collection drive, candy and games for preschool and elementary school-age children, face painting, a fire truck, inflatable slides, free popcorn and hot chocolate, music, and carnival games such as tick-tack-toe, ring toss, and basketball toss. There will be collection points on the square for people to bring non-perishable food items to the event.

A safe trick-or-treat alternative will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. at CrossRoads Baptist Church, 227 County Road 229 at the hub junction in Newton County near Social Circle. Bring a donation of non-perishable food. The event will feature candy, hayrides, a moonwalk, games, prizes, cakewalks, face painting, entertainment, free food and drinks and door prizes. Call (770) 786-2563.

They’re holding a trunk-or-treat after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday at Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, 5500 Georgia Highway 212. Call (770) 385-7691.

 

ON THE TUBE

Look for some local settings and some local folks (in very heavy makeup) when the zombies come out in "The Walking Dead," a six-episode series on AMC that premieres tonight at 10 p.m.

Scenes were filmed earlier this year along Georgia Highway 11 in Mansfield.

"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics; Kirkman is also helping produce the television series.

The show was filmed in and around Atlanta, where the comics are originally set.

The story follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.

To learn more about the show, and to watch a video showing how to walk like a zombie, visitblogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/.

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