The Duncan Banner
Halloween is coming to Duncan a few days early, invading the Simmons Center and taking over Main Street.
The Simmons Center’s Family Fall Fest is set for Friday and Saturday, and Main Street Duncan’s Boo Review will be Saturday. Comanche’s Fall Fest is also planned for Saturday.
• Boo Review
Children will have an opportunity to trick-or-treat along Main Street between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Many of the business owners and building tenants will give out candy during that period.
At 1 p.m., the annual costume contest will take place. The age groups include birth to 3 years old, 4 to 8 years old and 9 to 13 years old. First, second and third place trophies will be given out. A family costume trophy will also be given out this year.
“We had so many families dressed up last year,” Main Street Director Tammy Johnson said.
A pumpkin carving contest will take place at Distinctive Decor. The winner will be determined by how many dollar bills are put into the corresponding container. The money raised will go toward the Stephens County Humane Society. The winner will receive a knife from Distinctive Decor.
At 2 p.m., Stephens County Worship Center and the Palace Theatre will host a free movie, “Escape from Planet Earth.” Johnson said she’s excited for the day and hopes the temperatures are warmer than last year.
“It looks like the weather’s going to be good,” Johnson said.
• Family Fall Fest
Throughout the day Saturday, the Simmons Center will have games and inflatables for children. At 5:30 p.m., a free magic show will be offered.
This year, the Family Fall Fest haunted house will be extended to include Friday and Saturday nights. The haunted house will go from 7 to 11 p.m. both nights. Members of Duncan Little Theatre, Duncan High School Drama and the Simmons Center will perform in the haunted house.
Craft and food booths will also be set up during the program. Lori Belcher with the Simmons Center could not be reached for comment.
• Comanche Fall Fest
The Comanche FFA will team up with various businesses and organizations in the Comanche community to bring the seventh annual Comanche Fall Fest.
The event will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Field of Dreams. Missy McCarley, Comanche FFA boosters secretary said the event will feature inflatables, and food and craft booths. Most of the booths are run by booster clubs and non-profits.
“We do it the Saturday before Halloween so they can dress up in costumes,” McCarley said.