Tricks and treats at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host the annual Halloween at the Hatchery the evening of Thursday, October 29.
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted before 6:00 p.m., and no pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $1 per person; proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Room of Henderson County, Henderson County Humane Society and the East Texas Crisis Center.
Halloween at the Hatchery is TFFC’s way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes. The Anglers Pavilion will be the site of a fright-free area featuring prize and game booths for small children. Parents wishing to visit this area should park in the overflow parking lot on Peninsula Point Road and enter through Gate C.
Decorations for the event are made possible by sponsor donations, and local businesses and organizations provide candy and hand it out to visitors. Sponsors at press time included: Henderson County GO-BLU; Red Hat Rentals; Island Tans; Medical Arts Clinic; Liberty Tax Service; Aaron’s Sales and Lease; Specialty Restoration; Ruth Martin Insurance; Welcome Back RV Outlet; Morton Small Animal Clinic; Brinson Ford; VFW Post 7103—Athens; Woodforest National Bank; IntegraCare Home Health; Sonic of Athens; First State Bank — Athens; Mark A. Roberts, DDS; KCKL; 4-H; BancorpSouth; Best Western; Texas Farm Bureau; Acme Brick; Attorney’s Title; First State Bank—Brownsboro; Beyond the Garden Gate; East Texas Vision Center; Trinity Clinic Athens; Prosperity Bank; Athens Screen Printing; Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative; Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites—Athens and Crestway Park Dental.
The Henderson County 4-H club will assist with decorating. There is still time for sponsors wishing to reserve a table to give out candy or organizations wishing to help decorate for the event to contact Jim Booker at (903) 670-2266.Halloween at the Hatchery Coming Up October 29