Posts Tagged ‘Halloween in Decatur GA’

-Join arborists on Saturday, October 31 from 1-3 p.m. for the “Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour! Visitors will walk a trail showcasing trees in the Historic Decatur Cemetery with an arborist stationed at each to share interesting facts and stories. This event is free but donations will be accepted for Women Arborists of the Southeast Scholarship Fund and Friends of the Decatur Cemetery.

Social distancing will be required for non-family groups and each group size is limited to no more than 10 people. Masks will be required by attendees during the presentations. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Kay.Evanovich@decaturga.com.

-Enjoy making a fun Halloween craft that you can use to decorate your home with. Using a balloon, glue and yarn, you will create a 3-D spider web. The directions are included, as are all the supplies you will need. Pick yours up at the Glenlake Tennis Center. Supplies are limited, so stop on by today. For more information, contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com.

-Take a journey through time with the DeKalb History Center for stories from the vibrant past of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. These stories include historical events, unexplained occurrences, and untold stories that still haunt these walls and for this year’s spooky tour they enlisted the help of local psychic medium to help communicate with the spirits who reportedly linger on the grounds of the courthouse.

The Virtual Spooky Tour is a pre-recorded video tour. Purchase your tickets at dekalbhistory.org. When your ticket is purchased, you will be sent the video link to watch at your convenience.

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Spooky season is here but celebrating will look different this year. Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Info via the Center for Disease Control

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It’s time to pull out your best Halloween decorations, dress up your home or business in the colors and traditions of the season, and enter the Halloween Decorating Contest. Submit a photo of your best decor talents to Jackie Moore at jacqueline.moore@decaturga.com by Friday, October 23 and be sure to include your name and address in the email.

To vote for your favorite entry, visit our website by Sunday, October 25. Winners will be posted on the Decatur Minute blog and the Decorate Decatur Facebook page. Special yard signs will be posted in the yards of winners to display for Halloween.

The winner of the Commissioners Cauldron will be announced at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 2! #DecorateDecatur

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