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Downtown welcomes trick-or-treaters
Children are encouraged to trick-or-treat in downtown McMinnville on Halloween day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured are little ghouls from a previous year.

Trick or Treat Street will be offered in historic downtown McMinnville next Monday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with businesses handing out candy, there will be two costume contests.
Free movie night will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m.
“These activities provide a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating after dark,” said Paige Chastain, executive director of Main Street McMinnville. “Children can enjoy a movie in the evening on Saturday and trick-or-treating during the day on Monday.”
Showing at the Farmers Market on Saturday will be “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
The movie is a sequel to “Hotel Transylvania” released in 2012. Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing for the better. However, Dracula is secretly worried his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, he has friends to help him put the boy through a monster-in-training boot camp. That’s when things get really batty.
Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. The movie is rated PG. The Redemption Center will provide refreshments.  During Trick or Treat Street, businesses that have an orange pumpkin in the window will be giving out candy. Don’t forget to stop by the Southern Standard on College Street. Along with giving out candy to children, employees of the businesses are being encouraged to dress for the occasion.
Costume contests will be offered at Citizen’s Tri-County Bank. Open to preschool children only is a costume contest at 10 a.m. For school-age children only, a costume contest will be held at 4 p.m.
For more information, call Main Street McMinnville at 506-5335.