Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10 Halloween list.  Many centers offer numerous ongoing activities and events.  Visit for mroe. 

#1   Brainerd Complex Pumpkin Plunge
Free, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1010 N. Moore Road.  Bring a swimsuit as you jump in the pool (5' and less) to pull out floating pumpkins for prizes and more! Plus, entertainment including a performance of "Thriller"! Trunk or treat, games, food, candy, pumpkin decorations and more. Call 425-3600 for more information.

#2   Tyner/Silverdale Church Fall Festival and Fun 
Free, Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at 6900 Ty-Hi Dr.  Tyner YFD Center welcomes Silverdale Baptist for a fun evening in the Tyner Community. Food, games, candy, prizes, and community fun...all put on by the folks at Silverdale Baptist. Everyone is invited.  Call 855-2664 for more information. 

#3  Eastgate Senior Center's Spooky Halloween Party 
Free, Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Inside the Eastgate Mall.  Come for a day of fun, food, dancing, and more.  Bring a covered dish to share.  Call 855-9444 for more information. 

#4   Glenwood YFD Center's Scary Room of Fun  
Free, Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 2810 East 3rd St.  Wait till you see how the gym is transformed into a "scary room of fun". But not too scary so the little ones can enjoy too. Swing by, grab some candy and enjoy the evening.  Call 697-1284 for more information. 

#5   East Lake YFD Center's Spooky Night of Fun
Free, Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 3610 Dodds Ave.  Join staff for games, candy, and a little spook in the air. Make sure you wear that costume.  Also, they are collecting non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Chattanooga Food Bank. Call 867-4498 for more information. 

#6  Avondale/Orchard Knob Trunk or Treat 
Free, Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at 2000 East 3rd St. Candy, spooks, and fun. Everyone is invited. Call 697-1277 for more information.

#7   Lookout Valley Fall Festival - Patten YFD Center 
Free, Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at 3202 Kelley's Ferry Road.  This has to be one of the biggest fall festivals in the Lookout Valley area. Food, entertainment, fun, candy, and plenty of ghost and goblins. Call 825-5955 for more information. 

#8   Shepherd YFD Center's Chili and Trunk or Treat
Free, Wednesday starting at 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at 2124 Shepherd Road. Starting with a chili supper, and then the candy, and fun begin with a trunk or treat. They are always looking for volunteers and more chili. Call 855-2697 for more information on the event or if you can help.  

#9  South Chattanooga Halloween Party 
Free, Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at 1151 W 40th St. Goblins on the Southside. All are invited to South Chatt's Halloween Party with candy, fun, and a few spooks along the way. Call 425-3550 for more information. 

#10  YFD Department Child Care Fall Festival 
Free, Thursday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 501 W 12th St. The 3-Star Child Care facility is celebrating with the little ghost and goblins this Thursday. Parents and friends are encouraged to stop by for fun.  Call 757-0953 for more information! 

 All Centers will stay open till 8 p.m. on Thursday night for Halloween. Please visit a local center for even more fun.  Click here for a map of the centers. 

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