Cox Hill Fall Festival gearing up

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 21, 2010

Once again we are hanging ghosts in the trees, hanging cobwebs in the corners and getting our trail ready for the haunting season of Halloween.

That’s right, the 11th annual Cox Hill Fall Festival and Haunted Trail will take place this year. It’s been a bumpy ride and we have decided that the show must go on. The festival will take place on Friday and Saturday and again Oct. 29 and 30.

Admission into the gates will be $7, and gates will open at 7 p.m.-until. There will be musical entertainment and concession items while you wait to walk the trail. We have also added a kiddie trail for parents to walk their young children through. We have a lot of new features this year and are very excited for you to see them. There is an extra trail for you to walk that will take you deep in the woods, but you will have to find your way back to the main trail if you want to survive.

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On Friday, Saturday and Oct. 29, the money raised will go into a benevolence fund to help various projects such as paying someone’s utility bill if needed or buying groceries for a family in need.

On Saturday Oct. 30, we have designated this night as Matt McGivaren night. Matt was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and hasn’t been able to work.

He and his wife Jennifer have three growing boys, Landry, Drew and Cole.

The family attends First Baptist Church of Vidalia. The McGivaren family has showed a great faith in God during their struggle with Matt’s sickness and this has inspired us to reach out to this family. All the proceeds from this night only will go to benefit the McGivaren family of Vidalia. So come on out to Cox Hill on Springfield Road in Natchez, just off of Liberty Road for a frightful walk through the haunting woods and tunnels. For more information, you can contact Cathy Warren at 601-431-0326  or Jody Stevens at 601-431-3162.

Crystal Warren is an organizer of the Cox Hill Fall Festival.