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Trick-or-Treat to haunt Commerce Street Oct. 31

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 5th annual Trick or Treat on Commerce Street Fri., Oct. 31.

Ghosts, goblins and all manner of things that go bump in the night will gather downtown to pass out candy and celebrate Halloween.

Francine Wasden, executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, said the event is a way to offer a safe environment for trick or treating and to bring the community together.

“We encourage businesses and individuals to join us and participate by having a booth or just visiting downtown the night of the event,” Wasden said.  “We will be happy to help facilitate booths for businesses interested in having a presence.”

The route will start at the courthouse and end at the corner of Herbert Street, next to Sears and Blush Beauty Boutique.  The Chamber is asking that all cars be removed from Commerce Street by 5 p.m. to allow a safe walking environment for children.

The event will start at 6 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m.  Restrooms will be available inside City Hall.

Concessions will also be available.  “It is a wonderful community event,” Wasden said. “It just brings everybody together, and it’s a great thing to see everyone out and about enjoying good community fun.

The City of Greenville does not prohibit door-to-door trick or treating, but encourages everyone to take part in Trick or Treat on Commerce. City officials have said that trick or treating in the city is intended for children in the 6th grade and below. For more information on Trick or Treat on Commerce contact the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce at 382-3251.