Trick or Treat on Commerce St. returns with new frights, delights

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Are you read for some costumes, candy and spooktacular fun?

Trick or Treat on Commerce Street returns to the Camellia City on Tuesday, October 31. There’s a mix of the old and new for the popular community event this year, says Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce director Francine Wasden.

“We’ve shortened our trick or treat route to run from the city post office to the Presbyterian church, so it is going to be a more contained space this year,” Wasden says.

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The Kid Zone will return to Confederate Park for children ages 6 and under, she adds. “We love having that space just for them, separate from the older kids, where they can have fun. There will be face painting, special photos ops and more for the little ones!”

Air Jumpz will also be there with a fun inflatable and will offer a pass-through for just $1 or the chance to bounce to one’s heart’s content for the price of a wristband.

Wasden says several businesses new to the event have signed up this year and the chamber is still signing up participants from all over the city.

“You don’t have to be a downtown business or office to be part of ToT—we welcome folks from the by-pass and other parts of town. Even individuals or families who want to pass out candy and be a part of the fun are welcome to participate,” Wasden says.

“And while we are assigning general spots to set up tables, we are all in this together—so if someone happens to have already set up where you have put a table in the past, just move a car length down and set up. The important thing is to come, participate and have a good time—and wear a costume!”

Trick or Treat on Commerce Street is for children up to the age of 12 and is slated to kick off at 5:30 and end at 7 p.m. Halloween night. The city’s sirens are set to officially signal both the beginning and end times for the little ghosts, ghouls and goblins to gather their treats.

Sonya Sims Rice’s talented troupe of dancers will continue their tradition of bringing spooky thrills and smooth dance moves with a spirited performance in front of city hall at 7 p.m. “with everything wrapping up by 7:30,” Wasden says. “We have had a really good response this year and it’s exciting. If anyone can’t participate but would like to support the event, consider donating a bag of candy or making a monetary donation so we can have plenty of treats to hand out to the kids. We are looking forward to a great night downtown!”

For more information or to sign up for Trick or Treat on Commerce St., call the chamber at 382-3251.