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Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register
The Runnels County 4-H Livestock Judging Team.

4-H Livestock Judging

Nineteen Runnels County 4-H’er competed at the Heart of Texas Livestock Judging Contest this past weekend. The senior team was 3rd overall out of 50 teams. We also had a junior team place 7th and one place 10th. Congratulations to Regan Smithwick for being 6th high individual in the senior contest. We had several  4-Hers place in the top 25.  The 4-H Livestock Judgers will continue to prepare for their District contest on November 3, 2021.

Halloween Festivities

The Ballinger Police Association Hallow Fest has been expanded to two days this year. Last year approximately 1,000 people attended the festival. This year it will run on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31st. Each night the haunted house will open at 6 p.m.

There is no shortage of events this Friday and Saturday if you want to get out and get your trick-or-treat on.

Hallow Fest

Hallow Fest will be at the Ballinger Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. On both nights the haunted house will open at 6 p.m. and go until the last screams are gone.

Hallow Fest is celebrating its 4th year and has gotten bigger and better each time. Last year they estimated that the event brought in approximately 1,000 visitors to the free haunted house. Even the rain couldn't impede those who stood in line to get their chance to wander through the scared-filled attraction at the Ballinger Community Center, "People just kept coming, and coming, and coming. It was incredible," says Ballinger Police Department corporal Suzanne Torres.

Torres ramrods Hallow Fest each year. No year is ever like the previous year, "We like to have a new theme each year." Much like a mummy, the theme this year is still under wraps.

The Ballinger Police Association Hallow Fest has been expanded to two days this year. Last year approximately 1,000 people attended the festival. This year it will run on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31st. Each night the haunted house will open at 6 p.m.

On Sunday there will be a Kandy Korral at the Community Center. It's the un-scary type for the younger ghosts an gremlins looking for something sweet.

There will be a Trunk or Treat on 8th Street on Saturday. The trunk or treat will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday and close at 9 p.m.

Halloscream

Halloscream will be the Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend.

The Olde Park Hotel will have their annual Halloscream on Friday and Saturday. The haunted house draws in hundreds and grows in popularity every year. Ticket are $10 each.

Halloscream, what you need to know.

Co-owner of the Olde Park Hotel, Dan Lafave details what he says that people should know about the event: "The cost of Halloscream 6 is still just $10 per person. We again highly recommend that people buy their tickets online directly through the Olde Park Hotel website at www.OldeParkHotel.com so that they can get that special VIP to the front of the Halloscream line status. That waiting line last year was long because all those people were buying tickets at the door which is fine…if you want to wait.

All VIP people get to go to front of line when arriving. It’s really a great benefit. Halloscream 6 will be at the Olde Park Hotel building on both Friday October 29th and Saturday October 30th from 7:30 PM till 1:00 AM."