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Area offers abundant fall activities

Farmington Mayor Dale Fortenberry will portray Shelby Hammond Curlee (1868-1944) when the Corinth Woolen Mills co-founder steps from the grave this weekend in the third annual Historic Corinth Cemetery Tour at the Corinth City Cemetery.

Photo courtesy of Bill Avery

By L.A. Story


Be on the lookout for small strangely dressed people over the next few days because many Halloween and fall festival activities start tonight.

Local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations are hosting Halloween or fall festival activities for all to enjoy from tonight up until Halloween night in the Crossroads area.

Area activities include:

Monster Mash — Magnolia Regional Health Center's Pediatric Clinic will host the Second Annual Monster Mash at the Crossroads Arena from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m tonight. The event offers a wide variety of Halloween-themed activities including bounce houses, trick-or-treat stations, a costume party and the showing of a Halloween movie. This event is free to the public.

Creepy Cottage — Country Cottage Assisted Living, located at 3002 North Polk Street, in Corinth, will host "Creepy Cottage" beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight and activities include a costume contest, games, prizes and candy. Those would like their child to participate in this event, will need to call in an RSVP to Randi at 662-594-6118.

Corinth Cemetery Tour — Tour the city's oldest cemetery and meet Corinth's greatest legends portrayed by locals at the 3rd Annual Historic Corinth Cemetery Tour presented by the Crossroads Museum.

Spotlighting notable figures from Corinth's past, the tour will be held at the Corinth City Cemetery at 602 Westview Drive and Cemetery Drive off U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth.

Set for this weekend "" Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., tour cost is $15 per person or $10 each for groups of four or more. Children age 8 and under will be free. All proceeds will benefit the Crossroads Museum.

Each tour will feature 7 legends portrayed by locals including Helen Adelaide Cox Collier (1882-1952) portrayed by Caroline Wilbanks, Isaiah Paschal Young (1799-1880) portrayed by Xander Watkins, Eli Siles Mitchell (1819-1902) portrayed by David Frost II, Unknown Civil War Soldier (Unknown-1862) portrayed by Brock Thompson, Benjamin Franklin Liddon (1876-1952) portrayed by William McMullin, James Waits (1842-1870) portrayed by Jackson Turner and Shelby Hammond Curlee (1868-1944) portrayed by Dale Fortenberry.

Each tour will last around 1 hour and includes some minor walking. Groups of about 12 people leave every 15 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, at the museum at 221 North Fillmore in downtown Corinth, by calling 662-287-3120 or online at tourcorinth.com.

Disney/Halloween Concert — The Corinth Symphony Orchestra will present The World of Disney at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center.

The show will feature a tribute to music from the films of Walt Disney, as well as Halloween-themed music. Selections from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Snow White, Cinderella and Frozen will be among music performed by the symphony. Local vocal soloists will be dressed up as favorite characters as they sing and dance to some of the favorites. Dancers from the Corinth Contemporary Arts Center will also perform and children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $15 for children (18 and under) and a special price of $10 for children wearing costumes to the concert.

Tickets can be purchased at the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau —Tourism — office, at the Coliseum Civic Center on the night of the concert or by visiting the Coliseum website at corinthcoliseum.com.

Fall Festival — Eastview United Pentecostal Church is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Saturday. There will be food, games and a hayride in the evening.

Trunk or Treat — Mount Moriah United Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the church located at 802 Meigg Street in Corinth.

Harvest Festival — Holly Baptist Church (172 CR 713) will host an indoor Harvest Festival from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday. There will be fun and food for the entire family, including trunk-or-treat style booths, candy, soup, chili and desserts.

Trunk or Treat — First United Methodist Church in Corinth will host Trunk or Treat from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the corner of Fillmore and Childs streets. This is a free community outreach event.

Fall Festival — West Corinth Baptist Church will host a free Community-Wide Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Depot in downtown Corinth. There will be games, food, face painting, inflatables and much more. For more information call 662-286-6529.

Biggersville Trunk or Treat — Biggersville First Baptist Church will host a Trunk or Treat event from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the church located at 443 CR 514.

Acton Trunk or Treat — The Acton Church of Christ will host a Trunk or Treat from 7:30 until 8:45 p.m., Sunday in Acton, Tenn.

Trail of Treats — Crossroads Regional Park will host Trail of Treats from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the walking trail at Crossroads Regional Park.

It is a free event for kids 13-years-old and under. Wear a Halloween costume, bring a bucket or sack and dare to walk through the Trail of Treats.

Kids under eight-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.

Farmington Trunk or Treat — There will be a Trunk or Treat held at the Farmington Fire Department behind Farmington City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Oakland Fall Festival — Oakland Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday. The event is free to the public and activities include face painting, games, inflatables, hotdogs and popcorn.

East Corinth Trunk or Treat — East Corinth Baptist Church will host a Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. The free event will feature candy, games and food. The church is located at 4303 Shiloh Road. For more information call Cindy at 662-284-6768.

Glen Trunk or Treat — Indian Springs United Methodist Church, located at 183 County Road 340, in Glen, will host its Annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday beginning at dusk.

American Legion Trick or Treat — The American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting Trick or Treating at the local American Legion, 511 South Tate Street, in Corinth, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone can get a table and decorate and give out their treats for the children by reserving now and and on Halloween. Just bring in a new toy to help in support of our Annual Christmas Toy Drive. Toys can be for any child from newborn to 12 years. Tables can be reserved by coming by the American Legion Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. or call Carlean Parker at 662-462-3443 or 662-415-6743, Shirley Tutor at 662-212-0677, Sheila McDaniel at 662-284-6280 or see any Auxiliary member.