How to have a safe and Happy Halloween, local style

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: October 24, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

It’s almost time for trick-or-treaters to don their Halloween costumes for the annual autumn celebration of fun – and candy – for all! With that in mind, here’s a list of area events submitted before press time from both Surry and Sussex Counties, along with information provided by each. All are designed specifically for making sure that local kids can safely enjoy treats – not tricks – this Halloween.


Trunk or Treat at Surry County Sheriff’s Department–in the parking lot behind the Government Center at 45 School Street, Surry. According to Sheriff Turner, children 15 and under are encouraged to wear costumes and can participate in games, hayrides, fun with inflatables, and more as they circle the parking lot collecting candy from participants. Anyone interested in bringing a vehicle to decorate and participate must register in advance by calling the Sheriff’s office. Candy donations also may be brought to the Sheriff’s Department in advance. Turner said, “The trunk or treat gives our children another opportunity to meet our deputies in a positive way, instead of during an emergency or potentially negative situations.”  October 29, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Surry County Parks and Recreation Haunted House – October 31, November 1, November 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at Surry County Parks and Recreation, 205 Enis Farm Rd., Surry


In Sussex County, Sheriff Giles said that Deputies will be participating in a number of the Trunk or Treat events around the county, and that he will have 10 extra deputies out to make sure that everyone enjoys a safe and fun evening. He also suggested that in some cases, Fire Departments and Local Town offices will be giving out candy.

Wakefield’s Circle, Sheriff Giles described as a long-standing neighborhood tradition for Halloween fun. “It covers the normal parade route – Main Street, West Church Street, Wilson Avenue and Railroad Avenue,” he said. “People sit in their yards and line their cars up in downtown Wakefield with their trunks popped up giving out candy that way. It’s a safe block, with officers on every corner to monitor the activities. They’ve been doing this for many years, encouraging people to participate together to make it a fun and safe Halloween for our kids.” October 31, 5:30 – 8:30.

  • Trunk or Treat at Waverley Baptist Church, 301 E. Main St., Waverley. Free food, candy, fun. October 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat at Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church on Elm Street in Waverly. October 31, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat at Oak Grove Baptist Church on White Marsh Road. October 31, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m
  • Trunk or Treat at Jessica A. Moore Community Center ,408 School St., Waverly. October 31, 5:30 p.m.
  • Hug and Treat at Waverley United Methodist Church, Coppahaunk Avenue. Fun, games candy, hugs, smiles and the love of Christ for the whole family. October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Community Trunk or Treat, Waverly Library, 125 Bank Street, Waverly. Hot dogs, Photo Booth, trick-or-treating fun. Adult supervision is required, October 31, 5 – 7:30p.m.

Note: Be sure to check with other churches or organizations in your area for more opportunities for Happy – and Safe – Halloween Fun.

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