Giving truth to Memphis youth
By Reginae Butler (Central High School)
During October, Memphis is a city full of festivities, live zombies, fun, haunted mazes and terribly spooky nights.
Activities to partake in range from the most haunting, to the least of your nightmares. This month, teens have the opportunity to shoot zombies, binge watch zombie TV shows, ride on hay, get lost in mazes, take Nocturnal Nature Rides, go the ZOO BOO, or go to see the play Wicked at the Orpheum.
Myles Franklin, a Central High School junior said, “I love to watch the Walking Dead, watch the classic Disney movies, the Charlie Brown Halloween Special, Friday the 13th and all those classics get in the spirit.”
Getting into the Halloween Sprit can be a hard task for some, but most people start when TV and many announcements about the upcoming events start to become more frequent.
Riccquel Loften, a Central High School Junior said, “I like to watch the Disney movies like Twitches, Halloween Town 1, 2 and 3, and go trick or treating to get all the candy!”
Many things that don’t consist of the overtly scary are trunk or treating, trick or treating, festivals, or watching movies. You can to the Monster Bash at Children’s Museum of Memphis, The Friends for Life Costume Party at BRIDGES, Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Evergreen Theatre, Cooper Young Trunk or Treat at the Lifelink Church parking lot, or the Mid-South Corn Maze at the Agricenter International on weekdays from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
If, however, you are looking for the haunted, classic scary fun you are in for a treat this Halloween season. Things to do besides the traditional Haunted Web of Horrors, or the Mid-South Haunted Corn Maze, are Zombie Paint Ball Hayrides, the Haunted Trails, Headless Horseman Trails and Zombie Laser Tag. All of these activities are new to the October fun at Shelby farms.
Besides the list of new fun things to do, there is always the love of the traditional favorite: Costumes! The excitement every year comes from the costumes we are able to buy or create, the candy we are able to buy, the people we love to meet up with in during this season and the good times that start when it gets chilly outside.
The month of October is a month that cannot be beaten not only for the best holidays, but also for the fun we have with our friends.