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Safe and fun Halloween

The streets of Lanett and Valley were filled with superheroes, ghosts and witches Thursday afternoon into the evening.

All of those supernatural costumes were headed to the Jane Farrar Event Center in Lanett and the Valley Community Center in Valley.

In Lanett, Mayor Kyle McCoy said he was “extremely pleased with the crowd,” as several governmental agencies gathered in the center to hand out candy and talk to trick-or-treaters. Outside of the center, Carl Harper was serving a few of his favorite chicken wraps and a couple of bounce houses were inflated for children.

In Valley, the fall festival at the Community Center hosted nearly 2,000 people, according to Valley Parks and Recreational Director Laurie Blount.

From the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there were games, activities and plenty of candy from more than 20 businesses and organizations in the city.

These two events turned out to be a great, safe alternative to what turned out to be a cold and wet Halloween.

We want to thank the cities of Valley and Lanett for hosting the events and making sure everybody had a great time. We also noticed that the fountain in downtown Lanett was turned orange for the holiday.

We can’t wait to see what Lanett will do with the fountain next as the calendar turns from October to November. Before we all know it, we’ll be craving a turkey and then heading straight into the December holidays.