By Cindy Jo Ayers
Gilchrist County was the place to be this Halloween with both Bell and Trenton holding trick or treat night on Monday evening, October 31.
Last week both local nursing homes and their residents broke out the candy for area children. On Thursday evening Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center was all decorated with a Superhero Adventure theme for the annual event. Hundreds of children stood in line to go inside and see the residents who were handing out candy and to enjoy the fun decorations.
On Friday afternoon the folks at Tri-County Nursing Home also held a big event on their grounds for the area children which included a bounce house, cake walk and face painting. Children really enjoyed both events and the parents enjoyed watching their little ones as they participated.
Bell Elementary and Trenton Elementary both held Literary Parades where the students dressed up like characters in books they have read. Bell’s parade was held Friday morning, October 28 and Trenton’s parade was held Monday morning, October 31.
Bell Library hosted an event for the children of Bell on Monday night and many children from the Trenton area attended a Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 31.
If your family missed out on the Fall fun during Halloween week, it’s still not too late because New Beginning Baptist Church near Otter Springs is planning an old fashioned Fall Festival. The Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8130 SE 70th Street, Trenton.
This event is free to the public and they will feature a bounce house, games, food and fun for the whole family. If you can, please bring a lawn chair to the event.