If you do not watch the show, you cannot come. June Williams said her sister didn’t get invited last year because she didn’t watch it so she binge-watched so she could come this year!

On the other hand, Williams’ brother-n-law said “it takes some sick individuals to come with that.” But, we are talking about crazy fans of The Walking Dead television series!

So for the Fall and mid-season premieres, the group of Winona area super-fans get together to eat and watch the shows. And TWD-themed menu is so much fun, and packed with lots of ideas for a spooky-inspired dinner just in time for Halloween. Continue reading

Halloween: Sharing a few memories


At a Fall Festival at Bellefontaine UMC many years ago, me and Pepper dressed up as black-eyed peas. We thought we were funny, but not everyone caught on! HA!


For many, Halloween holds a lot of fun memories.

Whether it was fishing for prizes at the Halloween Carnival at Eupora Elementary School or getting to wear the Superman costume you have wanted each year, but finally found, Halloween was a time of innocent fun and moments that will never be forgotten.

Christie Bailey Colvin of Tomnolan said her favorite Halloween years were those we spent on the Navy base.

“There were kids for hours,” Colvin said. “I remember buying five paper grocery bags of candy and running out! We all spent the evening outside, enjoying the neighbors.” Continue reading

Creepy Hill: ‘It’s going to be scary!’


By day, the sweet nature trail behind the Carroll County Recreation Park in North Carrollton, but this Halloween, it will be a whole other experience.

Creepy Hill was open last Saturday night, but will return Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 (not open on Sunday). Creepy Hill is $10 per person with proceeds going to the Jaguar Booster Club. The “creepy, scary” fun starts “when it gets dark”—around 7 p.m.

The trail is located in the back of the Carroll County Recreation Park in North Carrollton and Recreation Director Brian Randall said it is “going to be scary.”

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#FRIDAYFOOD — Sweet Treats for Halloween


I am ready for Halloween!

Do you remember homemade popcorn balls and caramel apples at Halloween? I remember my mom making popcorn balls for the Halloween Carnival at Pine Forest Church – many, many years ago. Of course, there were Halloween treats and homemade candy and every good thing.

My brother, Jeremy, and I have always loved popcorn so it was so hard to help make popcorn balls that didn’t get eaten first! Who cares about treats for the go-fishing booth at the Halloween Carnival!?! A few did make it to church, but not as many as my mom would have liked. I don’t think she asked us to help with that treat again!

Beth Collum said she remembers watching her grandmother, Ora Bell Connell, making homemade popcorn balls and going to Woodmen of the World camp with Charles Putman. She remembers going through the haunted house way out there in the country.

Jean Kilgore of Stewart said she remembers all of the fun times she had at Halloween growing up in Stewart – “we always had a great time!”

I also remember trick-or-treating in Stewart growing up before you really had to worry about those treats that were not pre-packaged. I remember Nola Ann Crouch of Stewart putting tissue over round lollipops and making smiley faced ghosts. I was so impressed with that. I thought she was so creative!

You did come home with many pre-packaged treats, but back then, just as many homemade Halloween goodies. Continue reading