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Spooky events fill calendar as Halloween nears
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Downtown is again gearing up for the ghosts, goblins and superheroes that will be looking for treats Oct. 31. Merchants and business owners are joining together to offer a safe alternative for youngsters.
The event, called Trick or Treat on Main Street, goes above and beyond, including businesses on Morford Street, Spring Street, Sparta Street and S. High Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Trick or Treat on Main Street is a much-anticipated downtown event that adults seem to look forward to as much as kids,” said Carla King, Main Street McMinnville executive director. “The downtown merchants and business owners have a great time dressing up as well.”
Participating merchants, including the Southern Standard, will have an orange pumpkin in the window.
Citizens Tri-County Bank will be holding this year’s costume contests. The competition begins at 10 a.m. for pre-school children and 3:30 p.m. for school-age children.
Getting involved in this year’s event are Ben Lomand Connect, which will hand out goody bags, and Durham School Service with its Spooky Bus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spooky Bus is a school bus that Durham employees adorn with some blacked-out windows and other windows offering a peek at mummies, witches, and a scary bus driver. Employees will be in costume handing out treats.
Trick or Treat on Main is a product of Main Street McMinnville  However, merchants and business owners get the credit, says King.
“The event wouldn’t be possible without support from downtown merchants and business owners,” said King.
Take a break from trick-or-treating in downtown and tour the Heritage Museum which will be open.
For more information about Trick or Treat on Main Street, call Main Street McMinnville at 506-5335.