3,000 expected at Halloween event Thursday
ATHENS -- The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host its annual Halloween at the Hatchery on Thursday.
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and is expected to attract about 3,000 people. No pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $1 per person; proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Room of Henderson County, Henderson County Humane Society and the East Texas Crisis Center.
Halloween at the Hatchery is the center's way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes, according to information released by the center.
The Anglers Pavilion will be the site of a fright-free area featuring prize and game booths for small children. Parents wishing to visit this area should park in the overflow parking lot on Peninsula Point Road and enter through Gate C.
Decorations for the event are made possible by sponsor donations, and local businesses and organizations provide candy and hand it out to visitors.