Halloween at the Hatchery Coming Up October 30

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Tricks and treats at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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ATHENS—The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host the annual Halloween at the Hatchery the evening of Thursday, October 30.

Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.

The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted before 6:00 p.m., and no pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission is $1 per person; proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Room of Henderson County, Henderson County Humane Society and the East Texas Crisis Center.

Halloween at the Hatchery is TFFC’s way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes. The Anglers Pavilion will be the site of a fright-free area featuring prize and game booths for small children. Parents wishing to visit this area should park in the overflow parking lot on Peninsula Point Road and enter through Gate C.

Decorations for the event are made possible by sponsor donations, and local businesses and organizations provide candy and hand it out to visitors. Sponsors at press time included: Tarrant Regional Water District; Red Hat Rentals; Aaron’s Sales and Lease; Specialty Restoration; Welcome Back RV Outlet; First State Bank — Athens; Mark A. Roberts, DDS; Citizens National Bank; 4-H; BancorpSouth Insurance; Henderson County Farm Bureau; Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home; Dallas Manufacturing, Inc.; Athens Rent-A-Center; First State Bank – Brownsboro; Victoria Place; Southside Bank; Suddenlink; Prosperity Bank; Athens Screen Printing; Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative; Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites-Athens and Crestway Park Dental.

The Athens 4H club will assist with decorating. There is still time for sponsors wishing to reserve a table to give out candy or organizations wishing to help decorate for the event to contact Jim Booker at (903) 670-2266.