• Kids dressed up at the Howl-O-Ween event at Hall Memorial Park in Andrews last year.
    Kids dressed up at the Howl-O-Ween event at Hall Memorial Park in Andrews last year.

Halloween comes early in Andrews

   Before Halloween creeps into Andrews on Tuesday, fall festivities are flooding into town Friday and Saturday.
   The Andrews Public Library will hold its third annual Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
   Local crafters will set up booths behind the library, selling handmade jewelry, pottery and other artistic creations. Baked goods and other food will be sold by Friends of the Andrews Public Library. All proceeds collected from raffles, food, yard and book sale items will go toward the library’s scholarship fund.
   The event will provide kid-friendly activities, including a bouncy house, face painting and hayrides. Don your best Halloween apparel, too, because the library will hold a competition for the scariest, funniest and best all-around costume.
   “Every year the festival becomes bigger and better,” Friends of the Library member Pamela Perrone said. “We want people to recognize that the library is more than a place with books, movies and computers, it’s a place that showcases local artists and a safe place for children. We want this to be an event that people mark on their calendars.”
   From 6-8 p.m. Friday, the library will host its Quarterly Artist Reception, featuring the work from local potter Denise Dergarabedian. Drinks will be provided by FernCrest Winery alongside a cheese spread.
   While people sip wine and admire Dergarabedian’s work, Leslie Mason and the Back Porch Band will play live music.
   “The have this down-home sound that makes you feel warm and relaxed,” library assistant Kelly Bryant said.
   Instead of trick-or-treating Tuesday, shops will open their doors along Main Street for children and adults to collect their goodies from 5-7 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend schedule
   Friday:
   * 6-8 p.m. – Quarterly Artist Reception at Andrews Public Library.
   * 5-7 p.m. – Blueswoman Heidi Holton concert at Calaboose Cellars.
   * Anytime after 4 p.m. – International Observe the Moon Night Star Party in the Horton and Anderson field next to Heritage Park.
   * 7 p.m. – The Addams Family – A Brand New Musical! at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center.
   Saturday:
   * 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Harvest Festival at Andrews Public Library.
   * 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Hoppy Trout-sponsored Disco Golf Tournament at Heritage Park.
   * 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cake walk and face painting at Andrews Public Library.
   * 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Cruise Night for the Kids at old Food Lion parking lot.
   * 1-4 p.m. – Howl-O-Ween Pet Festival at Andrews Recreation Park.
   * Anytime after 4 p.m. – International Observe the Moon Night Star Party in the Horton and Anderson field next to Heritage Park.
   * 5-7 p.m. – Trick-or-treating for all ages on Main Street.
   * 5-7 p.m. – Tom Edwards concert at Calaboose Cellars.
   * 7 p.m. – The Addams Family – A Brand New Musical! at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center.

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