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Halloween Happenings
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In search of some Halloween fun? Here’s a roundup of events in Covington and Newton County:



Fall Festival at Benton House senior living community will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event features games, a petting zoo and face painting. Hot dogs and apple cider will be available and candy and bags will be handed out to children to trick or treat in the community, 7155 Dearing Road. RSVP at (770) 788-6660.

Learn about the meaning behind the symbols on old tombstones in a lecture to be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the Covington Branch Library meeting room, 7116 Floyd St. N.E. George Lonberger, professor of geology for Georgia Perimeter College and a researcher of graves and cemeteries, will lead the session. Call (770) 787-3231.



You can keep your children safe and let them have fun, too, at the Not So Scary Boo Bash, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Living Way Worship Center, 4051 Georgia Highway 81 South. The event will feature a costume contest, food, candy, karaoke and music. Call (770) 380-9787, or see


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 to 8 p.m. 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.