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Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade Coming to Carrollton

CARROLLTON, GA -- With lights, Christmas trees and even snow, there isn't a time more magical in December than at Carrollton's Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade.

This year's parade will be on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. It will begin at Dairy Queen (300 South Park Street, Carrollton, 30117) and head up Maple Street toward The Square before continuing down Newnan Street to South White Street. Line up for participants will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Last year, there were over 50 parade participants, ranging from civic organizations and churches to high school marching bands and fire trucks. This parade of lights and all things festive is a fun treat for the entire family.

The best place to view the parade is from historic downtown Carrollton, so be sure to get there early!

Carrollton Main Street

Not So Scary Fairy Tales at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia invites everyone to take an adventure through a magical maze of fantasy and wonder: the "Not So Scary Fairy Tales."

Enter an enchanting land where fairy tales live once more in 12 interactive and unique rooms. Explore the realm of Beowulf, the forest home of the Star Maiden and the pirates' ship from Treasure Island. Find out what's bugging Chicken Little, Geppetto and those crafty Three Little Pigs. Carefully cross the frozen land of the Snow Queen and enter the mine of the Seven Dwarves. And watch out for the Giant lurking around the beanstalk.

The Not So Scary Fairy Tales will run Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29 with group tours beginning at 6:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 30, tours will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Costume Contest to Be Held at Final UWG Football Game

CARROLLTON, GA -- Local youth are invited to participate in the second annual "Howl-o-ween" costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, when the University of West Georgia Wolves football team takes on Delta State University at 2:00 p.m. in University Stadium.

For area children, $25 cash prizes will be awarded at halftime for the best costumes in the "ages six and under" and the "ages seven to 12" categories. A $50 cash prize will go to the winner of the "teenagers" category. UWG students in costume will be admitted to the game free of charge.

There will also be categories for UWG students, UWG faculty and staff (including retirees) and Delta State University students.

To participate, check in at the judging table at the stadium site between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on game day.