Fisheries center hosting ‘Halloween at the Hatchery’ Oct. 25


Halloween at the Hatchery is the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating outdoors while raising money for local causes.

The outdoor event will feature family-friendly games and activities from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy from booths located on the center’s grounds.

Admission for Halloween at the Hatchery is $1 cash per person, and all proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Trick-or-treaters can enter the event from three areas including the Visitor Center entrance, the bus and trailer parking lot gate, and the overflow parking lot gate. The overflow parking lot is close to the Angler’s Pavilion and is located on Peninsula Point Road.

On the day of the event, the TFFC will be open during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. for this special event.

No one will be admitted between 4:30-6 p.m., and no pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Event sponsors include Rick Bivins with Texas Farm Bureau, Acme Brick Co., Crestway Park Dental, Lakeland Medical Associates, the VFW of Athens, Henderson County 4-H, Wonderland Arts, Red Dot Buildings, Integrity Urgent Care, Heaton Eye Associates, Ken’s Pizza, KCKL, Circle Star Pet Resort and Loan Express.

Businesses or organizations interested in reserving a booth for the event can contact Rebecca Sellers at (903) 670-2266.