Halloween arrives early for Dawn of Hope

Sue Guinn Legg • Oct 24, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Halloween may still be a week away but “spooktacular” things are scaring up tonight for Dawn of Hope.

Johnson City’s long-serving center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will host its second Annual Spooktacular fundraiser, a costume party with $10,000 reverse raffle, from 6:30-10:30 this evening at the Millennium Center.

If you don’t have a costume, Celebrate, a division of Tennessee Rentals located at 3711 Bristol Highway. is offering Spooktacular party-goers a 20 percent discount on costume rentals.

Tickets are $100 and include a chance in the $10,000 grand prize drawing, with $125 awarded for every 25th ticket drawn. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and “sinful sweets,” complimentary beverages from Cherokee Distributing and One Stop Wine and Liquor, music, dancing and whole lot of fun are on tap for the evening.

Only 600 raffle tickets will be sold and you do not have to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased online at ww.dawnofhope.com or by calling the Dawn of Hope at 423-434-6500.

At Johnson City Honda it will be “all treats and no tricks” on Saturday as the dealership hosts a Day of Fun and Charity Midnight Madness for local nonprofit organizations.

Now in its eighth year, the dealership’s community get together and Midnight Madness car sale has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and will continue the tradition this year with a Halloween theme.

Children are invited to dress in costumes and bring their entire family out for free food and drinks, and fun activities, including inflatable bounce houses.

This year’s event will also include a food drive for the Gray Community Chest.

In inviting everyone out, Johnson City Honda owner Joe Trujillo said, “It’s a great family day where the kids can dress up and enjoy themselves while their parents socialize. We’re going eight years strong hosting this event and it just gets bigger each time. It’s our opportunity to show our support for our community and to collect much-needed items for the Gray Community Chest.”

The dealership is located at 2806 N. Roan St. Special pricing and finance rates will be available on all Hondas in stock.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, [email protected] or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

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