Lots of Options For Kids On Halloween

Many activities are planned for Fort Scott’s entertainment this Halloween.

Starting Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Common Ground Coffee House Fort Scott High School Debate and Forensic Students will be reading spooky stories.

Friday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Presbyterian Village Assisted Living staff will be hosting trick or treaters outside the facility.

Also Friday, from  4 to 7 p.m., Briggs Auto Lot will be hosting trick or treaters.

Saturday at Buck Run Community Center from 9 to 10 a.m., kids can make creepy, crawly crafts for $1 and then come back from 1 to 3 p.m. to carve a pumpkin for $3.

At the Butcher Block, one can purchase smoked turkey legs or hot dogs for dinner and enjoy caramel apples at 6 p.m.

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, October 30 at 11 a.m. in downtown Fort Scott.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., there will be special activities including pictures with a spooktacular backdrop at the City Scales building on North Main Street,  and face painting by Fort Scott High School Thespians.

The parade of children will trick-or-treat merchants along Main Street, starting at La Hacienda Restaurant, south to 2nd Street, crossing the street then heading north back to Skubitz Plaza, according to a Chamber press release.

Here are the business names that will be set up in front of The Liberty Theatre/Crooners: Front Door Real Estate, Fort Scott Gun and Pawn, Dr. Burke’s Office, and Paws and Claws.

Any businesses or organizations in the community, not located along Main Street, are welcome to set up a table on the sidewalk also providing treats, coupons, or other handouts for kids, according to the release.

Children are encouraged to bring a sack or bag to collect treats along the parade route.

Following the parade, a free hot dog lunch will be served to kids in costumes, according to the release.

The Chamber wishes to thank the sponsors which include, Briggs, Niece, Empress Center, KTCCU, Sharky’s, Valu-Merchandisers, Fort Scott Inn, Fort Scott Family Dental, Crain Insurance Agency, 3D Alternator, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and Walgreens.

For more information contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-223-3566.

On Sunday, October 3, Sonic Drive-In Restuarant will have 50 cent corndogs for sale all day.

On Sunday evening, both Community Christan Church and the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene will be hosting trunk and treats for the community.


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  1. Hello! I’m the debate coach at Fort Scott High School. I wanted to make a correction to the “Latte Scary Stories” at Common Ground on Thursday. The debate and forensics high school students will be performing the stories as a fundraiser for the NSDA National Tournament. Stories and poetry will be from Edgar Allen Poe, Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, and more. These haunted tales will be geared more toward a slightly older audience, although some children’s stories and poetry will be read. This would be great for junior high students and older.

    Thanks so much!!

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