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Fright on Franklin bigger than ever in Downtown Clarksville

 

Fright on FranklinClarksville, TN – Hundreds upon hundreds of people descended on Downtown Clarksville Saturday afternoon, October 29th for the 8th annual Fright on Franklin safe trick-or-treating event.

All along Franklin Street and Strawberry Alley, there were booths provided by local businesses handing out candy treats. Booths were decorated for Halloween and some even had a theme like the witches from Hocus Pocus.

Fright on Franklin was held Saturday in Downtown Clarksville.

Fright on Franklin was held Saturday in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Transit System’s “Spooky Special” set to roll for Halloween

 

Mayor Kim McMillan greets passengers, CTS staff during fun ride

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – For Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, the Spooky Special is a happy place.

Riding the custom-decorated bus on the Hilldale route Saturday, she sang “The Wheels on the Bus” with a toddler, cheerfully helped passengers in wheel chairs navigate the bus aisle, and greeted each Clarksville Transit System rider and employee with a big smile – all while sporting a really classy pirate costume.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan gets ready to board the Spooky Special with a group of Clarksville Transit System passengers Saturday at the Transit Center.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan gets ready to board the Spooky Special with a group of Clarksville Transit System passengers Saturday at the Transit Center.

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Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are partnering together for a safe Halloween. The THP will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.

There were four people killed on Halloween night per the Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) during the 2013-2015 time periods. Two of the four fatal crashes involved drunk drivers.

“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. It is important for us to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. This is a time of good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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AAA says Don’t Make Halloween Scarier than it has to be by getting Behind the Wheel Impaired

 

Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationTampa, FL – Last year, over half (52%) of all highway fatalities on Halloween night involved an impaired driver according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Frightening statistics like that combined with the increased pedestrian traffic from trick-or-treaters will make for a deadly mix again this Halloween.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to hold Halloween Sensory Story Time this Sunday, October 30th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is having a special Halloween Sensory Story Time on Sunday, October 30th at 1:30pm.

Sensory story times are geared towards children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the Autism Spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. We will use pre-school level books, songs and movement during these story times.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal Offers Halloween Fire Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With Halloween fast approaching, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants to remind Tennesseans to take simple safety precautions to keep this year’s Halloween festivities both fun and fire-free.

“Halloween can be an exciting time for kids and adults alike, but Tennessee revelers should pay close attention to hazards posed by candles, decorations, and costumes,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

Keep Halloween Safe by following a few Safety Tips.

Keep Halloween Safe by following a few Safety Tips.

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Austin Peay State University’s Halloween Concert set for Friday, October 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – David Steinquest, Austin Peay State University professor of music, sat rubbing his gray beard, looking a little tired. For thirty-two years, he’s hosted the APSU Department of Music’s wildly popular Halloween Percussion Concert, and each fall, he tries to top the previous year’s performance.

“This is the biggest one ever,” he said, slumping in his chair. “I might have to just quit now.”

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 23rd, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Zombie 5k Chase Race, Youth Basketball League, Fright on Franklin and Fort Defiance Haunting.

Halloween at Fort Defiance set for Friday, October 28th.

Halloween at Fort Defiance set for Friday, October 28th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Fright on Franklin to to offer Safe Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Clarksville, October 29th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, Altra Federal Credit Union and the businesses downtown have combined forces for this year’s Fright on Franklin on Saturday, October 29th from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Fright on Franklin is a free, family-friendly event featuring safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, and much more in Historic Downtown Clarksville! Follow the screams (of delight) to an afternoon of frightening-ly fun Halloween-themed activities.

Fright on Franklin

Fright on Franklin

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Nashville Sounds Foundation’s Annual “Suites-N-Treats” event to be held October 26th

 

Team to Provide Safe, Unique Environment for Underprivileged Youth in Nashville Area

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Foundation will host its second annual “Suites-N-Treats” event on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at First Tennessee Park.

The pre-Halloween event is designed as an opportunity for underprivileged youth in the greater Nashville area to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment. Children can walk the Club Level at First Tennessee Park and visit each uniquely decorated suite to collect treats.

Nashville Sounds To Provide Safe, Unique Trick Or Treating Environment For Area Underprivileged And Special Needs Children.

Nashville Sounds To Provide Safe, Unique Trick Or Treating Environment For Area Underprivileged And Special Needs Children.

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