Mexia braces for one spook-tacular evening

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Kristin Shamblin, left, watches her son, Caleb, 3, at left, and Brenton Russell, 5, jump in the bounce house at First United Methodist Church’s fall festival Saturday. Behind them, Kayla Echartea, 13, of Wortham, and Rashay Covey, 8, of Mexia, watch the boys frolic. The event kicked off a round of festivals marking Halloween in Mexia. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

There will be no shortage of adorable, spooky goblins wandering in and out of Mexia traffic tonight, so drivers are asked to be aware and on alert.

There are a number of organized events going on today and this evening for those needing a seasonal boost.

Tonight is the final night of the Pumpkin Patch hosted by First United Meth­odist Church. The patch is located behind Mexia Pest Control at 608 E. Milam St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today for last-minute jack-o-lantern ingredient needs.

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