Events set for the week ahead

Posted 10/23/20

Several events are set for the week ahead, including a Halloween Bingo, a virtual ghost walk and a Halloween Drive-Boo. Here's when those events will happen...

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Events set for the week ahead

Play Halloween Bingo set Oct. 27

Halloween Bingo will be played online Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m.It is free to play and it is open to all ages.

All you have to do is stop by the Benson Center for Active Aging, the Mary Duncan Library, Benson Parks and Recreation or Salvaged Heirlooms to pick up a card before Oct. 27. The bingo games will be shown via Facebook Live on the Town of Benson, Benson Parks and Recreation, Mary Duncan Public Library or the Benson Center for Active Aging Facebook pages.

Wear a costume, take a photo and send it to the Benson Center for Active Aging for a chance to be in a drawing for a prize. For more information, call 919-701-1477.

Ghost Walk goes virtual

The historically rich Ghost Walk in downtown Smithfield has been produced by the Johnston County Heritage Center for the last 15 years and sells out annually. Talented actors play historical figures from the local past and give informative performances as attendees walk throughout Smithfield’s Riverside Cemetery.

This year, the Heritage Center will take the ghost walk experience virtual. Filmed performances will be 3 to 5 minutes long and given at locations around Johnston County associated with that ghost’s story. These individual videos will then premiere on their YouTube channel: JohnstonNCHeritage, beginning at 6 pm, Thursday, Oct. 29.

For more information, contact or 919-938-4708.

Drive-thru trick-or-treat event set Oct. 30

A drive-thru trick-or-treat event, Halloween Drive-Boo, will be held Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Harnett County Courthouse in Lillington. This Harnett County event allows for participants to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and practice social distancing for a fun, safe Halloween.

Vehicles will enter at the entrance of the courthouse on West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard and follow a designated route through the courthouse parking lot. County staff from 12 departments will have Halloween-themed stations and hand out prepackaged Halloween goodie bags to participants.

Goodie bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All individuals will be required to stay in their vehicles during the event.

For more information, contact Ashley Deans at 910-814-6001 or


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