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All Hallow’s Eve

by Jenny King

Halloween, it’s not just for kids anymore, but it’s a night of fun for all ages, thanks to the Downtown Highlands Halloween celebration.

This annual event, sponsored by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Thursday, October 31, at 6:00 P.M., and offers fun for everyone.

This unique celebration offers us the chance to join all of our family and friends, and all of their family and friends, and even a few of their dogs, for a night to remember. Families look forward to this annual outing where everyone lets their hair down a little, puts on their scariest or zaniest costume, and heads downtown for a night of sugar fueled comradery and fun.

This strolling parade of the scary and not-so-scary brings out kids of all ages and more than a few pets in their scariest, cutest or most creative costumes to collect a treasure trove of candy. Expect to see zombies, skeletons, witches, pirates, brides, ghosts, princesses, T-Rex families, superheroes and more than one clever take on the pop culture icons of the day.

Local businesses distribute candy supplied by the Highlands Chamber to revelers and you’ll find that many embrace the spirit of the evening with decorated storefronts and more than a few clever costumes. This evening is truly fun for everyone, young and old. Even those with no children will enjoy strolling and people watching.

As in years past there will be classic Halloween-themed music at Town Square, free hot dogs, hot chocolate and cider for all, and candy, lots and lots of candy, so be sure the little ones bring a trick or treat bag big enough to carry all that treasure home. It all adds up to an unforgettable evening of family fun, filled with sweet treats, clever costumes and memories to be made and shared. Don’t miss this annual event.

Please remember that in order to keep the streets safe for all the trick or treaters, Main Street will close at 5:30 P.M. that day.

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