Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreations’ Fright on Franklin continues to be one of Clarksville’s favorite events. Scores of local businesses and organizations participated this year, in what has become a Halloween tradition that receives rave reviews from all around, vendors, parents, and especially young trick-or-treaters.
“This was our tenth year and it was a huge success,” Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rob Rayburn said. “We would estimate that there were about 6,000 people who came downtown between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Keep Halloween Fire-Safe and Fun by Following Simple Safety Tips
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says Jack-o’-lanterns, decorative candles, and so-called “haunted houses” are all Halloween traditions.
Unfortunately, all those traditions carry risks that could result in injuries or a fatality. According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle.
Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will have extra Officers Will be on Patrol on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
These extra patrols will be throughout the City of Clarksville to augment the officers already on duty to help ensure the safety of Halloween trick or treaters.
Clarksville Transit System
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit System’s Spooky Special will be back for another two-day Spooky Tour this week.
The Halloween-adorned bus will run the streets of Clarksville, offering free rides on Tuesday, October 30th and Wednesday, October 31st.
The Spooky Special, or the Spooky Bus as some call it, is a Clarksville Transit System Halloween tradition that started 29 years ago to help residents get acquainted with the transportation service and to thank consistent passengers.
Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC)
Nashville, TN – Every day across this great state, the staff of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) supervises more than 20-thousand incarcerated offenders and nearly 80-thousand offenders on community supervision.
Nearly 3,300 of those under community supervision are registered sex offenders.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA – While it may not be your typical Halloween fare, a pumpkin held aloft by a parachute and an air blower is par for the course when engineers engage in a pumpkin carving contest at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Once a year at Halloween, JPLers take a break from building robots that explore the solar system to craft dramatic creations that have as much in common with standard jack-o’-lanterns as paper airplanes do with NASA spacecraft.
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – It’s Homecoming Week at Austin Peay State University (APSU)! Here are some of the things happening this week on campus.
Homecoming Week culminates at 4:00pm Saturday, October 27th, 2018 when the Austin Peay Football Govs host Tennessee Tech at Fortera Stadium. Read about the game here. But there’s a bunch going on this week leading up to (and after) the game.
Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave! Join The Roxy Regional Theatre at the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville for Tim Burton’s family-friendly Halloween favorite when Planters Bank Presents… Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on our big screen this Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 2:00pm.
Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil.
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville does not designate a time or rules for traditional Halloween trick or treating, except that the city’s regular curfew law for minors remains in effect.
“This year Halloween falls on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 and City government, except for the standard curfew law, does not prescribe any time limits or other restrictions,” said Richard V. Stevens, Communications Director for the City of Clarksville.
Austin Peay State University’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter is collecting books for G.H.O.S.T. Halloween event
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – For the 16th consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.
Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or money for the purchase of books.
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