Wagram to host fall festival Saturday

Staff report

October 16, 2013

WAGRAM — If your little ghouls and goblins can’t wait until the end of the month to fill a bag full of treats, folks in Wagram have got you covered.

The town’s recreation center will host its third annual “Fall-O-Ween” Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. The event is open to children 13 or younger and their caregivers.

Face painting, a cake walk and a sack race will be offered along with other games as well as refreshments and, of course, candy. Each event comes with a price of one ticket — which can be purchased in a bundle of 20 for $2 — and the promise that no child will leave empty-handed.

“Everyone is a winner,” said Kisha Williams, recreation supervisor for the county Parks and Recreation Center, “they’ll walk away with a treat in their hand regardless if they finish the activity.”

“It’s an afternoon of fun and frolic, and we just like to engage the community,” she said. “A lot of times, this facility is only used for sporting events such as basketball, but we like to host special events here as well.”

The county’s Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with St. Andrews University, will also host an event in Laurinburg called “Halloween in the Park” on Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. The event, to be held at the James L. Morgan Recreation Complex, will include carnival games and a haunted maze guided by members of the university’s sports teams.