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Breckenridge celebrates Halloween with activities today

Breckenridge celebrates Halloween with activities today
October 31
09:19 2019

Today, Thursday, Oct. 31, is Halloween, and in addition to the regular trick-or-treating that local children may participate in, there are several organized activities going on in town for local families to enjoy.

Walker Street Trick or Treat

From 9 a.m. until at least 5 p.m. today, many businesses and organizations will participate in the annual Walker Street Trick or Treat, presented by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. The participating businesses and organizations, which are listed below, will give out candy to trick-or-treaters during their business hours today.

Businesses will have an orange pumpkin displayed in their front window/door window indicating they are participating and are still handing out candy.  Some may choose to hand out candy after 5 p.m.,

Stephens County Courthouse

Deputy County Clerk Kristi Strawbridge looks out of  the decorated doorway of the County Clerk’s office in the Stephens County Courthouse. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

One of the participants of Walker Street Trick or Treat is the Stephens County Courthouse. And, anyone who has stopped by there during the past week definitely has gotten a taste of Halloween as they went through the building. There was a Halloween decorating contest between the offices in the different county departments in the Courthouse.

County Judge Michael Roach said the decorations, many of which were elaborate, were judged for creativity and scariest. The contest was judged by teachers and students in the Drama Department at Breckenridge High School. First place went to the County Judge and Commissioner’s Court. Second place was County Attorney Gary Trammel’s office, and third place was Justice of Peace Steve Spoon’s office.

The courthouse offices will be participating in Walker Street Trick or Treat festivities, and Roach said the courthouse will remain open late, until around 7 p.m. for trick-or-treaters to stop by, get some candy and see some of the decorations.

Other Halloween activities

LifeChurch of Breckenridge will host its annual “Halloweenies” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at two locations: 1306 W. Lindsey and 405 Ridge Road, both in Breckenridge. The church will have free hot dogs, water and candy available for adults and children. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy the fellowship. For more information, contact Rob Durham at 254-522-2826.

Bethany Baptist Church, 1911 W. Walker St., will host its annual Trunkful of Treasures for local children from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. Church members will line up their vehicles in the church parking lot and hand out candy from their trunks. Children can walk from car to car to get the candy.

The Breckenridge Police Department, located in the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center at 210 E. Dyer St., will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters today, Oct. 31.

Keep scrolling for more photos from the courthouse, as well as the list of participants in Walker Street Trick or Treat.

Chrystal Shook (left) and Valerie Gallegos stand behind one the desks decorated for Halloween in the Tax Office at the Stephens County Courthouse. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Justice of the Peace Steve Spoon and Court Clerk Misty Griffith stand among some of the decorations in the Justice of the Peace’s Office. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The doorway to the District Court Clerk’s office sports a Halloween theme. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Walker Street Trick or Treat Participants

The following businesses and organizations are participating in this year’s Walker Street Trick or Treat, presented by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. They are listed in order, going from the east side of town to downtown, then up Breckenridge Avenue, then from downtown to the west side of town.

  • Breckenridge Medical Center
    103 S. Hartford St.
  • Physical Therapy & Wellness Center
    202 S. Hartford St.
  • Stephens Memorial Hospital District
    200 S. Geneva St.
  • Pate’s Hardware
    700 E. Walker St.
  • Party Planet BYC
    109 N. Baylor Ave.
  • Farmers Insurance/MIO Insurance
    132 E. Walker St.
  • ABC Printing
    139 E. Walker St.
  • First National Bank
    101 E. Walker St.
  • The Vintage Butterfly
    102 W. Williams St.
  • Pit Stop BBQ
    303 S. Breckenridge Ave.

Stephens County Clerk Jackie Ensey (left) and County Commissioner secretary Stephanie Elder peer out from decorations in the hallway leading to the County Judge’s office, which is decorated for Halloween. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

  • Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce
    100 E. Elm St.
  • Breckenridge Fine Arts Center
    207 N. Breckenridge Ave.
  • Breck Operating
    300 N. Breckenridge Ave.
  • TSTC Main Campus
    307 N. Breckenridge Ave.
  • TSTC Technology Center
    415 N. Breckenridge Ave.
  • TSTC Rick Perry Center
    211 N. Rose Ave.
  • 40 Something Cowgirls
    113 W. Walker St.
  • Breckenridge Family Counseling
    117 W. Walker St.
  • MLR Graphics
    121 W. Walker St.
  • Bertie & Olif
    207 W. Walker St.
  • Security Title
    211 W. Walker St.
  • Wallace Insurance
    227 W. Walker St.
  • Stephens County Courthouse
    200 W. Walker St.
  • Interbank
    301 W. Walker St.
  • Breckenridge City Offices
    105 N. Rose Ave.
  • Bayer Motor Company
    601 W. Walker St.
  • Chicken Express
    922 W. Walker St.
  • Alfredo’s Mexican Food
    1000 W. Walker St.
  • Lone Star Laundry
    1021 W. Walker St.
  • The Water Store
    1022 W. Walker St.
  • Morehart Mortuary
    1101 W. Walker St.
  • Graham Savings
    1116 W. Walker St.

The entrance into the County Attorney’s office is decorated for Halloween. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

  • Cricket Wireless
    1206 W. Walker St.
  • United Supermarket
    1207 W. Walker St.
  • Security Finance
    1212 W. Walker St.
  • Herring Insurance
    1511 W. Walker St.
  • Integrity Plumbing
    101 N. Dairy St.
  • Family Eye Clinic
    1510 W. Walker St.
  • The Shirt Shop
    1703 W. Walker St.
  • Dairy Queen
    1838 W. Walker St.
  • Coffee State Farm Insurance
    1818 W. Walker St.
  • Sonic
    1850 W. Walker St.
  • Breckenridge Smile Center
    1905 W. Walker St.
  • Breckenridge Pizza Company
    1906 W. Walker St.
  • ResourceCare
    1802 W. Walker St.
  • Gebo’s Farm & Ranch
    2900 W. Walker St.
  • Ernie’s Spanish Kitchen
    2915 W. Walker St.
  • H & H Garden Center
    3005 W. Walker St.
  • Reagle Air
    3016 W. Walker St.
  • Pizza Heaven
    3121 W. Walker St.
  • Big Country Mufflers
    3208 W. Walker St.
  • Buckaroo Burgers
    3705 W. Walker St.
  • Higginbotham’s
    3720 W. Walker St.
  • McDonald’s
    3726 W. Walker St.
  • Russell Cellular/Verizon Wireless
    120 N. FM 3099
  • Walmart
    3800 W. Walker St.

 

Cutline, top photo: Stephens County Clerk Jackie Ensey (left) and County Commissioner secretary Stephanie Elder peer out from decorations in the hallway leading to the County Judge’s office, which is decorated for Halloween. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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