Cooke County will be awash in Halloween events this weekend:

* Valley View Area Chamber of Commerce will host Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. on the town square. The public is invited to take in games, music and “lots of candy.” There will be cash prizes for the best trunks. Visit facebook.com/valleyviewtexaschamberofcommerce for more information.

* The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes local businesses to participate in Scare on the Square on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m.

This event features trick-or-treating with downtown businesses and participating businesses with booth spaces at the Farmers Market, Halloween music and food trucks.

Booth spaces are $50. The chamber will provide an eight-foot table and two chairs for businesses to set up at the Farmers Market and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, promotional items and information about the business. This is a free event to the public, not a sellers’ event.

* First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville will pass out candy to the neighborhood children from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

This year, the church’s outreach committee is accepting food donations for Red River SPCA and Noah's Ark Animal Shelter in exchange for a treat bag. Any type of dog or cat food – as well as monetary donations – would be appreciated. Anyone bringing “furry friends” in costume will receive special treats as well.

The church is at 401 S. Denton St. (at the intersection with Church Street).


The Friday edition of the Register mistaken re-ran information about a Halloween event hosted by First Baptist Church that had already happened. We regret the error.

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