Halloween Activities Scheduled
As October winds to a close, a number of events have been scheduled for the season.
This Saturday, Oct. 27, local video production team, PlayGlow, will be hosting a Halloween-themed movie night in the Piggott High School cafeteria. Starting at 4 p.m., the featured films will include 1959’s House on Haunted Hill, followed by 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, and concluding with 1922’s silent masterpiece Nosferatu.
Admission to the event is $5 per person, with 50-percent of the proceeds going toward the local Helping Hands Food Pantry and the additional 50-percent going toward the funding of PlayGlow's first feature-length film. Group members note the film is slated to be premiered in Piggott late in 2020, or early in 2021. In addition, members of the A-State Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter will be tabling at the event and accepting donations for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Organizers note the movie night is expected to conclude around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The annual Rector Fall Festival will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 28, in Rector Memorial Park. The trunk-or-treat event is being hosted by the Rector area churches, and everyone is invited to attend. The festival will include bounce houses, games, prizes and hayrides. There will also be hot cocoa, hot dogs, popcorn and candy for those attending. There is no charge to attend, or enjoy the offerings, as the festival was planned as a free community event for the entire family. Meanwhile, the Rector First General Baptist Church will be hosting a fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The event will include games, food and fun for the whole family and the public is invited to attend. The church is located across from Harp's in Rector.
The Piggott Community Alliance is once-again hosting their annual trunk or treat on Halloween night. The event is titled “Are You Fall-O-Ween Jesus?” and it will be going on from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the square in downtown Piggott. The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend. Organizers noted all individuals, businesses and organizations are welcome to set-up, but they request all decorations be “kid friendly.”