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Halloween events on tap

Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Halloween on the Square

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to start making fun and safe plans for families and people of all ages.

On Thursday, the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, along with the city of Lebanon, the Lebanon Downtown Merchants and First Baptist Church will sponsor the annual “Trick or Treat Party” on the Lebanon square from 5-8 p.m.

Activities for the evening will include 35 candy stations so trick or treaters can fill up on loot.

Additionally, the event will feature a balloon man, face painting, games, inflatables, free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and more.

Another annual event taking place at Halloween on the Square is the fourth annual Neddy Jacobs Coffin Race, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Coffins are set to line up on East Main Street and race down the hill to the square. Competitors make their own coffins and are pushed and pulled by teammates around the square.

Businesses, organizations, friends and families can apply for the race, with applications for a starting spot available at the chamber office.

First Baptist Church will once again be offering free hayrides from the church to the square during the event.

The square will be blocked off during the event for safety.

For more information, call the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 615-444-5503 or email office@lebanonwilsonchamber.com.

Trunk R Treat

West Hills Baptist Church’s “Trunk R Treat” will offer a more mobile take on Halloween festivities.

The event, which will be held Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m., will feature several cars decorated for the holiday with their trunks filled with candy and games.

Guests can enjoy hayrides, prizes, face painting, games and apple cider.

Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed, for the best decorated trunk. There will also be multiple drawings throughout the night.

Children should wear their most creative, but not scary or gory, costumes.

West Hills Baptist Church is located at 1240 Leeville Pike in Lebanon.

Halloween Idol

Encore Theatre Company will present "Halloween Idol" by Lebanon playwright, Misty Embry, (a Stagestruck Publication), just in time for Halloween.

The play, a spoof on a popular televised talent show, takes place during a live broadcast of Halloween Idol.

This is a family-friendly, interactive show for all ages.

Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday

at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Encore Theatre is located at 6978 Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet, just east of Highway 109. Call 615-598-8950 for more information.

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