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A treat for the season

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By The Staff

Through Saturday

Buy your pumpkin at First UMC Chiefland

The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is selling pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors.

The pumpkin sale will continue through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Pumpkin Patch is located in the field in front of the Methodist Church off U.S. Highway 27 and 7th Street. The Church is located at 707 N. Main Street in Chiefland.  

All proceeds go to missions and charitable community projects.

Theatre reverts to hospital of horrors

Did you know the SVP Chief Theater was once a very specialized psychiatric center? The Suwannee Valley Psychiatric Center was once housed in the what has become known as the Old Chief theater. It was a specialized treatment center that focused on "innovative" treatment of mentally ill patients. But what really went on behind those stone walls????     It took the desperate action of one patient driving a truck through the walls into a room full of doctors to get the public's attention.

What the public discovered was a whole host of atrocities. Why not make your plans to visit the Chief Theater during the days of Halloween and see for yourself what was hidden behind those white washed walls?

Suwannee Valley Players announces its first annual Haunted Theater benefiting  the Chief Theatre Beautification Project.  It opens tonight and runs nightly through Saturday from 7:00 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 7pm till ?  Admission is $2 per person and can be purchased at the doors at 25 E. Park Avenue Chiefland, Florida.  This performance is PG-13. This haunted house is not recommended for small children.  Strobe lights and smoke machines are in use for this performance. 

For more information contact the Players at 493-ARTS

Friday

7 p.m. — Trunk-N-Treat plus chili cook-off

The Bronson Church of God is holding a Trunk-N-Treat and Chili Cook-Off Friday, Oct 30 beginning at 7 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be food, games and prizes. Come out and trick or treat out of our trunks.

If you have any questions or would like to enter your trunk or your chili please contact Jessicca at the church 486-4924 or email jnobles83107@bellsouth.net.

Saturday

8:30 a.m. — Howloween Ride for pets

The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. will hold a Pawsitive H-O-W-L-O-W-E-E-N Bikers for Pets motorcycle run on Oct. 31, 2009 to benefit the society's activities in providing medication, transportation and providing a second chance to find their “furever” home.

Registration is  8:30a.m. To 9:45 a.m. at the Bronson Youth League, 220 Picnic St., Bronson. The entry fee is $10. The ride starts at 10 a.m and lasts approximately two hours. The event will end at Willard's Resturant and Lounge in Morriston where lunch will be provided.

This is a family fun event — no motorcycle needed — any vehicle and all families can ride to help save the lives of animals in Levy County. For more information, call (352) 486-5705.

10 a.m. — Bronson's Pumpkin Festival

Get ready folks, it’s finally here: Bronson’s 1st Ever Pumpkin Festival is at the Bronson Youth Park.  Festivities will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., sponsored by the Bronson Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Bronson. Admission will be only $ 1.

Storm Roberts from KTK Radio will be there to kick off the full day of family fun. There will be music all day, from the DJ as well as from several live bands.  There will be lots of activities for the kids including pony rides, a bounce house, bungee jumping, a mechanical bull, a dunking machine and tons of games.

The Levy County Sheriff’s K-9 Group will put on a demonstration, as well as the Bronson Volunteer Fire Department.  There will be lots of food and arts and craft vendors and drawings all day for some great prizes like a flat screen HDTV.

More fun will be in the contests, including a pumpkin-eating contest, pie baking contest, costume contest, poster coloring contest, pumpkin carving contest and a dessert auction from the best bakers in Levy County.

The Bronson Youth Park is located on Picnic Street. For more information call the Bronson Chamber Office at 486-6150 or visit www.bronsoncoc.com.

5 p.m. — Chiefland Halloween Carnival

The Chiefland area Athletic Association will hold its annual Halloween Carnival from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Strickland Park. Admission is $2 per person, but all children in a costume are admitted free. Proceeds of the event support youth sports for the city.

There will be a bounce house, mechanical bull rides, greased pig contests, hay rides, a Moonwalk and a cake walk. Some of the best bakers in Levy County and the city of Chiefland will be contributing.  

There will be plenty of food and drink and treats for everyone.

There will be door prizes, games and children can even take a chance on winning a gold fish.

Get your best Halloween look on and enter the costume contest to be held at 7 p.m.

This is easily one of the biggest events in Chiefland outside of the Watermelon Festival and the Christmas Festival.

    5:30 p.m. — Otter Springs Park bash

Otter Springs Park and Campground is planning their first Halloween bash starting about 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy games, a kids’ costume contest, a haunted hayride and a potluck dinner.  Come and camp and enjoy all activities for free.  Please bring a dish to share to enjoy the potluck dinner.  The park address is 6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton, FL  32693.  We are located off County Road 232 at SW 70th Street.  Please call 352-463-0800 for further information and directions.

6 p.m. — Trunk or Treat at First UMC Chiefland

The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland will host it’s annual Trunk or Treat in the field behind the Methodist Church.  Neighbors are  invited to bring their vehicles with decorated trunks and hand out candy in this safe environment.

The local Christian youth band, Martyr, will be playing on the back steps of the church.  There will also be hayrides and LifeSouth will be there to take  your blood. Come and join us for this night of fun.