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United Supermarket donates pumpkins to local elementaries; upcoming Halloween, fall festival events planned

United Supermarket donates pumpkins to local elementaries; upcoming Halloween, fall festival events planned
October 23
11:39 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Although the temperatures have been feeling more like summer lately, Breckenridge is getting into the fall spirit with Halloween and Fall Festival activities scheduled throughout the community.

Raymond Quillin and Arie Baladez with United offers some advice to the second graders painting pumpkins at East Elementary last week. To see more photos from the event, click here for the gallery. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Local elementary students have been decorating pumpkins donated by United Supermarket. Last week, United Store Director Tanner Taylor, Assistant Store Director Raymond Quillin, and co-workers Arie Baladez and Rusty Cook visited East Elementary to help the kids paint the pumpkins. This week, it was South Elementary’s turn; South will wrap up their pumpkin painting on Monday.

At East, the kids used paint, felt stickers, glitter and more to create their designs. The United employees chose a grand prize winner from each grade level, and the school provided prizes for the runners up.

“We wanted to get out in the community and do something with the kids,” Taylor said. “This is something we plan on doing every year.”

Click here to see a photo gallery of some of the second graders painting pumpkins.

There are several events planned, leading up to next Sunday’s Halloween:

Saturday, Oct. 23
Halloween Party at the Elks Lodge
The Breckenridge Elks Lodge #1480 will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 23. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and a meal of cheeseburger, fries and tea will be available for $10; Halloween treats will be on hand for the kids; and, the band will start at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Elks Lodge Facebook page.

Friday, Oct. 29
Walker Street Trick-or-Treat
The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Walker Street Trick-or-Treat for local children. Breckenridge businesses can sign up to be on the Chamber’s list of places offering candy to kids on Friday, Oct. 29. Each participating business will have a sign to post in their window, indicating that they are taking part in the activity and still have candy available. Parents and children may visit the Chamber at 100 E. Walker on Friday to pick up a list of places to visit. Businesses may sign up through Tuesday, Oct. 26, by calling the Chamber at 254-559-2301.

Sunday, Oct. 31
First Baptist Church’s Festival of Lights
First Baptist Church of Breckenridge, 301 S. Rose Ave., will host its Festival of Lights event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The activities are for kids up to sixth grade

Elliott Street Church of Christ’s Trunk or Treat
Elliott Street Church of Christ, 1701 W. Elliott St., will host a Trunk or Treat event for kids from 5 to 6:30 p.m. or until the candy runs out on Sunday, Oct. 31. Masks are recommended.

First United Church’s Trunk or Treat
First United Church of Breckenridge, 419 W. Walker St., will host a Trunk or Treat event for kids in the church’s parking lot from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

Note: If you have details about an upcoming Fall Festival or Halloween event, send us the information at and we’ll add it to our list.

Rusty Cook with United Supermarket hands out pumpkins to second graders at East Elementary last week. The grocery store provided more than 700 pumpkins to the school for the kids. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

United Supermarket Store Director Tanner Taylor checks on the pumpkin painting progress of some East Elementary second graders last week. He says this is an event the store plans to do every year. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Second graders at East Elementary used paint, stickers, markers and more to decorate pumpkins that were donated to the school by United Supermarket. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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