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Halloween Happenings around Oxford for Families, Students

Looking for some haunting adventures this Halloween? Look no further. HottyToddy.com has compiled a round-up of events going on around town next weekend.
image1The Oxford Police Department will be holding a haunted house this weekend for all ages. The event will take place at 715 Molly Barr Road in the training building at the police station. It will be an active haunted house complete with costumes and halloween decor.
There will also be a room for small children with coloring and face painting. The haunted house will begin tonight from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continue Friday and Saturday night. The cost of admission is $1 per person and all of the proceeds will benefit the Oxford Peace Officers Association.
If you don’t have enough Halloween fun this weekend, Oct. 29 and 30 the Oxford Park Commission will have their 26th Annual Haunted Forest at Avent Park. Complete with eight scary scenes designed by grad students of the University of Mississippi Park and Recreation Management Association, this Halloween attraction will scare your socks off.
It will open at 7 p.m. and continue until 10. Admission is $4 per person and adults must accompany children under 10.
If you are looking for something fun for the the little ones, Oxford Park Commission will also be hosting Goblin’s Egg Hunt on the Ball Field at Avent Park. Beginning at 6 p.m., kids ages four to eight can bring their baskets to hunt for eggs scattered about the field. Participating children must be in costume.
The School of Education will hold its fourth annual Halloween celebration in Guyton Hall Friday from 5- to 7 p.m. Admission is free, but any donations will go toward the decorations and other items used to create the event. Although anyone in the community is welcome to attend, the event is geared more toward children.
10665135_700744493313177_4345641509096468004_nOn Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, Cedar Oaks Guild presents Spirits of Yoknapatawpha County at the Powerhouse. Tickets for the opening night reception and performance are $25. Tickets for the Nov. 2 performance is $15. Groups of 15 to 19 qualify for a discounted price of $12 and for groups of 20 or more, tickets are discounted to $10. Tickets may be purchased online.
Halloween night, though, get ready for Halloween on the Square. On Oct. 31, city hall will be transformed into a Halloween spectacular. There will be an area for children complete with a fortune teller and candy. For the brave, though, there will be a spooky haunted house in the lobby of City Hall. There is no charge for this attraction, but donations are encouraged for the Oxford Food Pantry.
Rachel Vanderford is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at rmvander@go.olemiss.edu.

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