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Chamber of Commerce hosting Trick-or-Treat on Commerce Street

On Saturday night, ghosts, goblins and all manner of things that go bump in the night will be wandering up and down Commerce Street.

For the sixth year in a row, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trick-or-Treat on Commerce Street. Local businesses and individuals alike 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 sure to be fun for everyone.

“The evening will be full of fun and entertainment,” Wasden said. “We encourage everyone to come enjoy the fun. Our city does a beautiful job with the decorations, and it does give an opportunity to look around and see what a wonderful downtown we have.”

Trick-or-Treat festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.  Children sixth grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Air Jumpz will be located in the park for children to enjoy for $2 and photo fun will be available in Confederate Park for children to enjoy throughout the evening.

A portion of Commerce Street will be blocked off and reserved for the event.

“We ask that drivers do not park in the area reserved for the event,” Wasden said.   “We ask that everyone be mindful of the safety of the children and keep vehicles off the street from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.”

More than 30 local businesses and individuals are expected to participate in the event.

Music will start at 5:30 p.m. between City Hall and Confederate Park.  Sonya’s Dance & Fitness will end the night with a performance “Spook Show” in front of City Hall at 7 p.m.

Restrooms will be available inside City Hall and Antioch East Baptist Church will be selling coffee and hot chocolate.

“It is a wonderful community event,” Wasden said. “It just brings everybody together, and it’s a great thing to see families coming out together. It’s a safe and wonderful environment.”

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.