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A month of celebration

Holidays and the celebrations surrounding them are an interesting topic. Just a few years ago, the months of October, November and December each had a distinct feeling owing to the holidays nestled in each’s’ final days.

However, that has been changing with Christmas celebrations and decorations creeping into earlier months.

Not much can be done for Thanksgiving and November in general. But October should be a month that starts out as a Fall celebration that slowly morphs into a full-blown Halloween extravaganza.

This means enjoying the cooler temperatures and changing foliage should transition over the course of a month into a recognition of the spookier side of the world and the enjoyment that can be derived from it.

There are a number of Fall and Halloween events planned for this month. The Chambers County Outdoor & Wild Game Expo will be held this Saturday at 1200 Alabama Highway 77 N in LaFayette. Jack O Lantern Lane Pumpkin Patch will be held the entire month in LaFayette at 18151 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

At the end of the month, Halloween night from 6-8 p.m., the 2018 Fall Festival will be held at Valley Sportsplex.

There are plenty of things to do this month that has nothing to do with next month’s Thanksgiving or Black Friday or December’s Christmas and New Year’s.

Everyone has their traditions. Some take in the seasonal change, while others enjoy classic films. No matter what, October should be celebrated on its own.