Busy weekend planned, despite rain

Published 5:53 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019

Despite the rain in the forecast, LaGrange should expect a busy weekend on the horizon.

To kick off the weekend, Downtown LaGrange’s annual Halloween celebration and Chili Cook-Off will be held on LaFayette Square beginning at 11 a.m.

A children’s costume contest will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Registration for the contest is held from 10:45 to 11:45 in front of the stage. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the best boy and best girl costumes in each age category from newborn to 12 months, 1 to 4-years-old., 5 to 9-years-old and 10 to 12-years-old.

Tickets are available at the event. Adult tasting tickets are $5, children’s ticket is $3 for ages 3 to 11. Cash and cards are acceptable forms of payment. A panel of judges will also select the winner of the Judges’ Choice for Best Chili. For more event details, visit downtownlagrange.com and click on the events section. According to Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Barbie Watts, if the rain is a downpour the event will be moved to Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. She recommends checking the Facebook page the day prior and of the event for updates.

The Biblical History Center will host its first Olive Festival Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can come when they want and take their time visiting each station to learn about history.

“You’ll learn about what kind of fish ancient people would have eaten. We’re going to have a market set up with samples of foods from our biblical meals, like chicken and hummus, mixed nuts, raisins, all foods that people in the ancient world would have eaten so you can come and sample those foods,” Barker said. “We partnered with the Olive Growers Association here in Georgia for this event. It promises to be a really fun day.”

Tickets cost $25 per adult for ages 13 and up and $18 for children ages 6-years-old to 12. For more information about this event call (706) 885-0363 or visit fareharbor.com/biblicalhistorycenter to purchase tickets and browse events.

The Choral Society of West Georgia will present its fourth annual Great Spooktacular Organ Concert Saturday night at First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend and will feature nine local organists. This is the second year that the Spooktacular has been hosted at the FUMC. The church is able to fit a large crowd — with roughly 300 attendees at the event last year — and the sanctuary’s pipe organ is built to allow the organists to perform in full view of the audience. The concert will take place in the sanctuary of FUMC and is located at 401 Broad Street.