Trunks needed for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


Jack-O-Lantern Jam will take place on Saturday, October 26, from 4 – 8 p.m. in downtown Ackerman at the walking track and the parking lot on Main Street.

To help make this event a huge success, the support of the community is needed. There are several ways you can participate in Jack-O-Lantern Jam. Decorate your trunk or a truck bed and hand out candy to kids. Use trunk or treat as an opportunity to advertise your business or an outreach opportunity for church, organization or club.

All participants in trunk or treat will be judged for the best decorated/themed trunk. Two awards will be given, one to the best trunk by a business and the other to the best trunk by a community organization.

This year’s event is expanding by adding carnival games. If you would like to host an activity like apple bobbing, a cake walk, dart toss or any other fun activity with the kids let the Chamber of Commerce know.

Trunk or treat and the carnival games will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Set up for trunk or treat and the carnival games will begin at 3 p.m. All participants must register prior to the event with the Chamber of Commerce. You can call 662-285-3788 for a registration form.

See next week for more details on Jack-O-Lantern Jam and all of the family fun activities.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the event please call the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778.

Scarecrows needed for 3rd Annual Scarecrow Trail

Choctaw County Master Gardeners will hold our 3rd annual Scarecrow Trail October 21-31 at the Walking Track on Main Street in Ackerman.  We would like to invite groups, businesses, churches and individuals to make a family-friendly scarecrow.  Scarecrows should be turned in October 21 from 4 pm-6pm at the Walking Track.

For more information contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337, email or or message us on Facebook “Choctaw Extension”.