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October 3, 2013

October events to attend and enjoy

DUNCAN — Fall is officially here, bringing with it plenty of exciting events for Stephens County residents to enjoy.

Nothing says cooler weather like warm delicious food. First United Methodist Church will host its annual noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the church.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s annual Bratfest is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the church.

The Republican Party will have a chili cookoff Oct. 27 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

October is not only known for its fall temperatures, but also for Halloween. To get in on the fun, attend Family Fall Fest Oct. 25-26 at the Simmons Center or Boo Review on Oct. 26 on Main Street.

The Haunted Yard has moved this year and will be open from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Nov. 1-2 and from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Oakridge Fire Department, the building just west of Waste Management on Highway 7.

If neither bites nor frights is up your alley, there are a couple of live performances coming to Duncan this month which may be.

Chisholm Trail Arts Council presents its second CTAC Live act, Masked Marvels & Wondertales, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Simmons Center.

Next, The Coming Home concert featuring David B. Hooten, a Duncan native, on trumpet and Edgar Cruz on guitar will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Simmons Center.

Duncan’s Toy Shop will hold its annual fall rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

In its second year, the 6x6 Art Gala, hosted by the Duncan Art Guild, will begin at Saturday Oct. 5 at 6:06 p.m. at Celebration Frames.

Main Street Duncan, Inc. will host another Car Cruise Oct. 18 on Main Street.

Yappy Hour, hosted by the Stephens County Humane Society will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Chisholm Mall.

Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation has two big events this month, the first being a charity golf tournament Oct. 7 at The Territory Golf Course. The second DRHHF event is the annual Gala at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Simmons Center.

In the arena and show ring realm for October, there are several events to enjoy at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. Returning to Stephens County for the second year, the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo will take place Oct. 17-19.

The Red River Ranch Rodeo will be Oct. 4-5 and  Stephens County Rabbit Breeders Show will be Oct. 11-12. The Stephens County 4-H Horse Club Open Horse Show is Oct. 12 and the Corporation Club Lamb Sale will be Oct. 13.

Other events this month are the Chisholm Trail Memorial Service and Candle Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at First Presbyterian Church and the Red River Rocketeers Rocket Launch at noon Oct. 26 at Wolfe Field.

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