Covenant Word Christian Center will be having its annual "Joy Night," a safe alternative to Halloween, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in front of the old Apalachicola High School gym on 14th Street.

The event is free and open to the entire community; kids and adults are invited.

With many sponsors from local businesses, churches, organizations and individuals, the event will feature deejay Big Holy, from Panama City, bounce houses and superslide, games, contests with prizes, drawings, cake/prize walk for adults and kids with cakes as prizes and gift bags, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks and plenty of free candy.

Call Joy Night coordinator Misty DeCourcey 850-247-8524 for info or if you would like to donate candy/prizes, etc. Tax deductible.