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Trunk or Treat: Grace Heartland

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Trunk or Treat

**FUN FREE EVENT**

Grace Heartlant Church Community Event

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:30pm

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30 featuring corndogs and other tasty treats, live entertainment with local DJ, prizes, trunks filled with candy, fireworks, and new this year:  Nutty Professors,  facepainting, inflatable fun zone, a magician, and much more.  Additional parking will be available this year at First Presbyterian Church with a shuttle service provided. 

·        all children and families are invited

·        kids wear “not-so-scary” costumes

·        bring a “trunk-or-treat” sack for candy

Location: Grace Heartland Church Parking Lot, 801 Pear Orchard Road  Elizabethtown

Info. Contact Adam Castenir at 270-769-1808 or  adam@graceheartland.org

Hinton’s Halloween Party

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 Are you looking for family-fun?

Hinton’s Halloween Party

ADMISSION $5.00 each

CHILDREN AGES 2 and UNDER are FREE

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hinton’s Opens at 9am…Come and have fun all day long!

Balloon Launch and Trick or Treating will begin at 6:30pm

This will be a great fun-filled day with just a short trip down the road to Hodgenville.

Hodgenville is only 24 miles from Elizabethtown (34 minutes).

What you get for your Admission?

-FarmLand Play Area

-Corn Maze

-Great Pumpkin Hunt [for kids]

-Trick or Treating (Costumes welcome)

-3rd Annual Balloon Glow

& More!

Come Hungry too! Why, you ask? Well, here’s why! Adams Family Foods and Hinton’s will have the following for sale:

-gourmet grilled cheese

-apple dumplings

-pumpkin pie ice cream

-tasty treats from Hinton’s Kitchen like apple pies, caramel apples, caramel apple ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, and much more.

Location: Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market8631 Campbellsville Road  Hodgenville, KY 42748
Info: (270) 325-3854 or jeremy@hintonsorchard.com

 

Learn more about Hinton’s by visiting their website.

Pre-School Story Hour Halloween Movie (Barr Memorial Library)

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The Barr Memorial Library will host a Story Hour Halloween Movie on October 28 at 10 a.m. for infants through pre-school. Come dressed in your special costume and watch a Halloween movie!

Location: Barr Memorial Librar, 62 W Spearhead Division Ave, Building 400, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Info: Please call 502-624-1232 for more information.

Trunk-or-Treat (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)

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Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1701 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: For more info, call (270) 769-5910

CHHS Production of The Addams Family

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Movie rated PG

Halloween Costume Contest – $2 entry

Tickets are $5 each for the public performances at 7pm Friday, October 24 and 4pm Saturday, October 25 and can be purchased at the door with cash or check, no credit cards.

Home school groups are also welcome to attend our School Day Matinee Friday, October 24 at 10am.  Tickets are $2 per student, adult chaperones free.  All performances are at the Hardin County Schools PAC.

Although the movie is rated PG, please be aware that there is some mature language and content.

Location: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Please call 270-769-8837 or email info@thepac.net for more details.

Review: The Elizabethtown Walking Tour

Written by: Heather Heuman, Owner/Editor

Last Walking Tour of 2014 is

Thursday, September 25, 2014

7:00pm

Meet in front of Heartland Whole Life on the Square in downtown Elizabethtown.

(it’s each Thursday through September)

I had the opportunity to head downtown with my family for the Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour. We grabbed a stroller just in case my three-year-old needed to take a break on his little legs and to lighten the load of our arms.  After we found a parking spot conveniently located on the public square, we headed over to the store front of Heartland Wholelife.  There were about 15-20 that began to gather as we were all a few minutes early enjoying the warm summer night. The cost of the tour is FREE and it begins at 7:00pm. That is always a plus for a family of five.

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We were greeted by this historical figure.

They mention at the beginning of the tour that it is handicap accessible and stroller-friendly. The tour itself lasts about one hour, starts on the public square and then ends back at the square.

The crowd walked along listening carefully of all the details of the beginnings of Elizabethtown.

The crowd walked along listening carefully of all the details of the beginnings of Elizabethtown.

The speakers do a great job of speaking up so that hearing what they were saying wasn’t a problem and allowed for even the young kids in my family (ages 3,4 and 8) to hear the details, songs and more.

A stop at The Brown Pusey House.

A stop at The Brown-Pusey House.

We did enter the Brown-Pusey house and ventured into the back gardens.  We simply chose to leave our stroller outside and come back and get it at a different point.  For a family that prefers to keep your stroller, you could either lift it up with assistance or walk around the side, and enter the gardens that way.

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Once we were in the back gardens we had the great surprise of seeing a beautiful lady in history sing us a little song amongst the green trees. Who was she? Well, you’ll just have to come along on the tour and find out.

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And the tour continued, capturing the crowd, making us laugh, and helping make history come alive.

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I found it quite interesting to hear, that in this very area, there was a surprising number of people that had actually voted for Abraham Lincoln when he was elected President. How many? Well, come find out.

The actors graciously shake hands and allow for photos at the end of the tour.

The actors graciously shake hands and allow for photos at the end of the tour.

There are more actors in the walking tour that provide great historical entertainment that aren’t in the photos above. You would be well served if you were to come out to see this walking tour.  All of the actors are volunteers, giving of their own time and service for the continued stories of how Elizabethtown was in years of the past, how many famous (or infamous) people passed through along their own journeys, and all that truly shouldn’t be forgotten.

The script of the tour was written by Charles Logsdon and Bob Beimdick, and first performed in 1988. Today, if you come to the tour, you’ll hear that same original script. Tours start early June, are currently underway through the summer and will go through September.  Although this is a completely free event, donations are welcome.  I may have been busy with my three kids, but I didn’t see an official collection spot for donations.  I’d definitely go back again and this is perfect for people of all ages, to include children.  Snacks always help me get through something if I’m in a pinch.

Twenty Words or Less: We’d go again in a heartbeat. Plus it’s something fun to consider when out of town guests visit.

Location: The tour begins in front of the store Town & Country Clothing, located on the Public Square,Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info. If you would like more information, please call 270-982-2209.

Float ‘n’ Flick Halloween Edition (Anderson Pool)

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Come on out Friday, October 24, 2014 to Anderson Pool at Fort Knox and bring along the floaties or inflatables for the littles to use while having a great time in the water. Watch the movie,Hotel Transylvania (PG), from the shallow end of the pool. Enjoy a Halloween treat that is included with the price of the movie ticket.

$5 per person. 

Location: Anderson Pool, Fort Knox, KY

Info:For reservations or more information please call 502 624-6217.

Free Admission for Military Families: ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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Location: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Please call 270-769-8837 or email info@thepac.net for more details.

Other Performance Nights & More – Click Here
If you are interested in learning about the other dates that the Wizard of Oz will be taking place for a great night of entertainment, be sure and visit the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center website. Use PROMO Code ETOWNFAMILY and save $5 per ticket purchased on-line for this event!

What a deal!

The Color Run

The Color Run Comes to Hardin County!

Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Radcliff, Kentucky

The Color Run comes to Hardin County, Kentucky (again)

The Color Run is more than just another run. It’s a chance to bond with friends, family,neighbors and co-workers while enjoying a SUPER FUN WAY to advocate a healthier lifestyle and it is a great way to give back to the community. Say what? Give back? Yes!color-run-website2014-(1)

DID YOU KNOW…

That when The Color Run recruits volunteers that they make a $40 donation to a local charity PER volunteer? And to make the color run happen with FLYING COLORS (like the pun?) around 200-300 volunteers are needed! So, as you can tell, that is a great chance for our community to see great benefits to The Color Run coming to town.

The charity that is going to benefit from this October 25, 2014 run is Springhaven Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children.  

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Please contact Melanie Parker at melanie@wrightlegacy.com. She is the event coordinator and she’ll make sure that you get plugged in!

A huge shout out to Heather Heuman’s mom Virginia Roach who turned 61 today, March 10, 2014! She’s seen above enjoying her end of the run photo at a recent Color Run in Columbia, SC. She’s the mom of Heather Heuman, owner of ElizabethtownFamily.com. Work it!!

Location: Radcliff, Kentucky

Information:

Location: Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: For more information, please visit The Color Run Website.

Freeman Lake Dog Park Grand Opening

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The City of Elizabethtown and extended community is so excited about the opening of the Freeman Lake Dog Park. Join them for their Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening will take place Saturday, October 4th, from 10am – 2pm. The dog park will be located off Nalls Road, at Freeman Lake Park.

Bring your children and plan for a fun event – Snoopy will be making an appearance! In addition, there will be opportunity for discounted pet adoptions, and the Hardin County Animal Shelter will be fundraising during the event, selling t-shirts and water to raise money for their new shelter.

Location: Freeman Lake Park off Nalls Road, Elizabethtown, KY

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