It’s time to don your ghostly garb

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Halloween events coming up

If you’re looking for some spooky fun for Halloween, the first ever Halloween Costume Ball will be held at the old Russell County Courthouse in Seale on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 p.m. until Midnight, ET.

There will be cash prizes for the three best costumes. First place, sponsored by Fort Mitchell Trading Post and Hardware, is $300; Second Place, sponsored by Hosey-Lancour Construction, is $200, and Third Place, sponsored by Rainbow Foods, is $100.

In addition to the prizes, there will be a special performance by the band Deeper Shades of Soul (D.S.O.S.), a popular Columbus band that will feed your need to dance with funk and R&B sounds.

Tickets at the door will be $25.00. For more info and advance purchase, call 706-573-0620, or 706-575-4389. All Halloween Ball proceeds will benefit the preservation of the old Russell County Courthouse.

Fall Festival at the Fort Oct. 27

The Russell County Historical Commission is hosting Fall Festival at the Fort on Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET at the Fort Mitchell Historic Site, located at 561 AL-165 in Fort Mitchell.

There will be attractions for everyone: blacksmithing demonstrations, quilt displays, hay ride, and others. You can visit Col. Cromwell’s original circa 1840 log cabin, the Carriage House, the reconstructed 1813 fort, and the Indian Heritage Center and Memorial.

There will be vendors selling arts and crafts, delicious food, and sweets. You can visit the tavern and gift shop, and there will be games for the kids.

General admission tickets (cash only) are $5 with a family maxiumum of $20. Children 10 and under get in free. For more information, call George Martin at 706-325-4250 or email historicftmitchell@att.net. Contest rules can be found on the website at visitfortmitchell.org, or on Facebook/Historical Fort Mitchell.

CVCC’s 5K race coming Oct. 27

Halloween costumes and running shoes go hand-in-hand for Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s (CVCC’s) 8th Annual Track or Treat 5K. The event is set for Oct. 27 at the Phenix City Amphitheatre.

The run includes exciting activities such as face painting and a costume contest. Registration on the day of the race will be 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The children’s fun run begins at 9 a.m. with the main race to follow at 9:30 a.m.  Cost for the race is $20 with advance online registration and $25 onsite registration on the day of the race. CVCC students are eligible for a $10 discount. The children’s fun run is free. Register now by visiting www.cv.edu/chris-patterson/.