By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce is selling t-shirts for Jack-O-Lantern Jam. Jack-O-Lantern Jam will be held Saturday, October 26 in downtown Ackerman. All t-shirt orders must be received by Friday, October 11. Adult short sleeve small-extra large are $12 and 2XL-3XL are $15. Adult long sleeve small-2XL are $18.
Jack-O-Lantern Jam will begin at 4 p.m. at the walking track with voting for your favorite scarecrow and a pumpkin carving/decorating contest hosted by the MSU Extension Service-Choctaw County. Participants in the pumpkin carving/decorating contest must bring their pumpkin already carved or decorated to the contest.
Food booths will open at 4 p.m. as well. At 4:45 p.m. all participants will line up for the Spooktacular parade around the walking track to show off their costumes. Following at 5 p.m. trunk or treat and the game booths will open in the parking lot on Main Street. At dark around 6 p.m. on the courthouse lawn an outdoor showing of a Scooby Doo episode will air every 30 minutes.
Participants are needed to set up carnival game booths and for trunk or treat. Any business, church or organization may participate at no fee. The only requirement is to sign up beforehand with the Chamber of Commerce by calling 662-285-3778.