Trick or Treat time. Remember as a youngster, we lived in rural Bladen County, neighbors were few and far between, memory is getting dim. Not sure how or where but we participated and were treated. Remember ‘Mary Jane’ and ‘Kits’ penny candy?
Still big in some areas, but in many areas churches sponsor ‘Trunk or Treat’, or something related. Need to be aware of times when it is allowed in the various municipalities in the county. Call the town offices for details.
First Baptist Church in Clarkton is sponsoring such an event from 6 to 8 pm this evening. Candy will be handed out from the trunks of vehicles to children and hot dogs will be served.
Not related but another event there later this week, the church’s annual yard sale is planned for Saturday, 7 am ’til noon in the Fellowship Hall.
A huge church sponsored Halloween event is planned for Leinwand Park in Elizabethtown this evening.
Be aware of youngsters in the streets and on the roadways. Dark comes early this time of year. One accident is too many.
The JW & Martha Scholarship Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is planned for Saturday morning from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Bladenboro Community Building. It is sponsored annually by the Rotary Club and proceeds help provide a college scholarship for a local student. The cost is $5 per plate, donations are welcomed. Meet many of the candidates on the ballot, just one of their many Saturday ‘must visit’ sites.
Early voting continues. I voted yesterday, seems the total at that time was around 4,500, give or take a few. All early voting is taking place at the Bladen County Library in Elizabethtown. Non-presidential years normally attract smaller crowds. In 2016, the total of all votes cast was 15,969 and in 2014 the vote total was just short of 12,000, or just over 50% of those registered to vote.
Early voting ends Saturday, followed by the General Election on Tuesday at all 17 voting locations around the county. If you don’t vote, don’t complain.
Check our Events Page for other activities in the area.
Vote for the candidate who promises the least; they will be the least disappointing. Bernard Baruch
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. George Jean Nathan
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. Robert Byrne
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