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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College invites the community to attend a modified version of the College’s annual Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to the public and promises to be a fun-filled experience for all ages. Families will drive slowly through a designated route on campus, while YHC faculty, staff and students give candy to each vehicle.

YHC’s campus is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Georgia. Participants will enter at Mayor’s Park, turn right by Maxwell Center, drive past the YHC pillars on the plaza and exit between Goolsby Center and Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church. In order to participate, all occupants of vehicles must wear cloth face coverings, remain in their vehicles at all times, and stay on the designated route. Those trick-or-treating must have a bag to hang out of the vehicle window for collecting candy.

Carpooling is suggested since traffic will be increased. YHC encourages families to wear costumes and decorate their vehicles in a Halloween theme. There is no admission fee, but the College will be accepting donations of non-perishable items to benefit a local food pantry.

“Fall Fest has always been a wonderful and cherished time for the College and our surrounding communities,” said Director of Student Involvement and the Rollins Campus Center Eugene Burton. “The ongoing pandemic has not dulled our spirits but allowed us an opportunity to embrace the creative nature that exists within YHC. We are excited to host this reverse parade and celebrate the fall season with our community. Please remember to wear your mask!”

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit