Gate City To Host “King Alleyween”

The town of Gate City will host “King Alleyween” on Halloween night.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jackson Street.

The town will be full of zombies and an assortment of other Halloween creatures.

King Alleyween will feature trunk-or-treat, hosted by several churches and civic groups.

There will be an “undead” DJ, Zombie Dancers, face painting and activities for the kids.

Costume contests will be held with trophies awarded in the following categories: infants to 4-year-olds; kindergarten through fifth grades; sixth through eighth grades; ninth through 12th grades; adult and pet.

Bring your best carved pumpkin for a chance to win cupcakes from The Family Bakery.

Take time to gather around the fire and roast marshmallows. Hayrides through a haunted forest will continue through 10 p.m.

“It is our intent to provide not only a safe environment for the kids, but something really fun for everyone,” said Greg Jones, Gate City’s town manager. “Our King Alleyween event is truly a unique experience kids and adults alike will remember for a long time.”

Groups and individuals who would like to decorate their cars or trucks for trunk-or-treat can register at or call (276) 386-3831. An award will be given for the best decorated vehicle.

“Last year was a blast,” said Rebecca Wagers, events coordinator. “This year we’ve added some new attractions that we are sure you don’t want to miss. I’m not giving any spoilers, but you never know what might happen on a Halloween hayride.”

This year’s King Alleyween event is sponsored by First Community Bank, Backdraft BBQ, Broadwater Trading Company, Egan Construction, Egan Electrical, Mattern & Craig, Inc, Marcum’s Pharmacy, Gator Vapor and Sunshine Auto.

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