Gearing up for Halloween

Brookhaven has much going on for those who want to celebrate the Halloween festivities on Oct. 31.

For the traditional trick-or-treaters, Brookhaven will be flooded with children Halloween night. Before children are unleashed onto the streets of Brookhaven, Chief Bobby Bell shares these helpful tips:

• All kids should have a flashlight or some device that can serve as a flashlight.

• Try to only trick-or-treat at houses that have a light on.

• Stay in areas that you know best.

• Go to an adult or a parent so that they may check all candy that is received.

For those who are looking for more to do, they can turn to Brookhaven First Assembly, which will be hosting its annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 31. It’s part of the church’s yearly outreach, and it will brandish 20 cars whose owners will be dressed in costumes or as various characters.

Trunk-or-Treat starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. It will be free and open to the public, and all guests will have to register at a table before entrance. Brookhaven First Assembly’s event will also feature three shows performed by Christian Illusionist Jason Alvarado.

Traveling from Orlando, Florida, Alvarado will perform at 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and at 7:15 p.m. Brookhaven First Assembly encourages everyone in the area to come by.

“We will have an open door to anyone who walks by,” Matt Taylor, family pastor at Brookhaven First Assembly, said.

The Mississippi School of the Arts opens their annual Artoberfest Haunted House in Cooper Hall on the MSA’s campus Friday from 7 until 10 p.m. The Haunted House will also be open on Nov. 1 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Visitors of ages 13 and up are invited to attend. For additional information, call 601-823-1300 or visit

Still another event will be Halloween @ the Haven on Oct. 30 the Haven Theatre will host a screening of “Night of the Living Dead.” Tickets are $5, and the theatre encourages visitors to dress up in their best Zombie attire.

“We’d love to have a room full of zombies,” Greg Russell, executive director of Brookhaven Little Theatre, said.

Jump-N-Jive invites everyone to join them for a costume contest. The entry fee for those in costume is $5, and there is a cash prize for Best All-Around Costume. They will also have a glow party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Followed by laser tag from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information contact 601-990-4065.

Anyone who wouldd like to submit any Halloween events that aren’t listed here should call The Daily Leader offices at (601) 833-6961.