The spooks are coming, the spooks are coming….and they want all of your candy!
BOOlogah is back. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 the downtown Oologah area will turn into a giant spook walk as area trick or treaters go from booth to booth filling their treat bags.
Area businesses will provide treat stations alongCooweescoowee Avenue. The street will be blocked to traffic during the event. The High School Drama Department entertain the youngsters.
Boy Scout Troop 199 will sell homemade chili (bowl $3), Frito Chili Pie ($4), and drinks ($1) for the hungry spooks and adults. The group will be located on the deck at Doug’s Grill. The Grill will be closed for the evening, but staff will give out treats.
A decorated area will be available for photographs. Parents can take their own photos or purchase photos taken by a professional.
The Oologah Lake Leader will do a live webcast of the event so grandparents and family members who live out of town can see the event. It will stay up on the page for 30 days, so it can be watched at a later date.
The annual event, sponsored by the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce, draws about 1,000 people. Karen Weeks, Coldwell Banker Select, is the chairman. Business that would like to distribute treats, donate candy or donate funds can call Weeks at 918-636-3173.
Family fun planned
Area families can celebrate fall with a variety of activities in the coming week
The Pumpkin Patch is open at Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, located at 14674 S. Hwy 169 at the Equestrian Center. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons can purchase a wide variety of pumpkins including the fancy and unique in a variety of colors and the good old orange ones. Activities for the kids include tractor-pulled train, hayride, maze, spider tunnel, petting zoo, obstacle course, haystack hunt and mask decorating. The entry fee of $4 for children includes all the activities. The project supports Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. To make reservations for classes or large groups call 918-371-1750.
Liberty Church Fall Festival
Liberty Church will have hot dogs and games from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The church is located at US-169 and 4070 Road.
Fellowship Community Church
Fellowship Community Church will feature food, games, candy, prizes and a photo booth at its fall festival. Activities are 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The church is located 1/8 of a mile south of US-169 on 4080 Road.
Trunk or Treat at Methodist church
Oologah United Methodist Church will host trunk or treat from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Games and prizes are also planned. The adults can win honors with their trunks. Trunk awards are Biblical Theme, Fall Spectacular and Most Original. The church is located at 5834 E. 410 Road, across US-169 from the greenhouse.
Talala Baptist Fall Festival
Fall activities at Talala First Baptist Church will include a community chili cook-off, costume contest, games, candy, hay rides and trunk or treat. Festivities are 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. Chili entries are due at 5:30. The church is located at 203 S. Oak in Talala.
Harbor Church will host its fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Activities include food, face painting, inflatables, games and trunk or treat.
Harbour Creek neighborhood
The Harbour Creek neighborhood will be open for Trick or Treaters from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The neighborhood features over 100 homes with well-lit streets and supervision. A concession stand at 1114 S. Spinnaker will sell hot kettle corn, refreshments and baked goods to benefit the Harbour Creek Residents Association.
Watova Trunk or Treat
Full Gospel Christian Center at Watova will host trunk or treat from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The church is located 1 block west of US-169 on 275 Road.