Troy Main Street plans Hometown Halloween Oct. 28


By Matt Clevenger

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TROY — Troy Main Street will host its annual Hometown Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28, featuring a costume contest and parade, followed by trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses.

“It’s definitely one of our more popular events,” Troy Main Street Executive Director Kennedy Coomes said. “It’s looking like some good weather this weekend, so we’re hoping for a good time.”

The Hometown Halloween event will start at 9 a.m., with a costume contest sponsored by the Troy Noon Optimist Club. Participants will meet at the parking lot of the Hobart Center for Government and walk over to Prouty Plaza on the downtown square.

“The Troy Noon Optimist Club hosts the first portion of the event,” Coomes said. “They are doing a costume contest and costume walk.”

“Then they’ll head over to Prouty Plaza, where they announce the winners onstage,” she said.

Costumes will be judged in several categories, including families, pets and different age groups.

Booths will also be set up in the Northwest quadrant of the square, and starting at 10 a.m., local merchants will offer trick-or-treating downtown. Over 30 local businesses will participate in the trick-or-treating, Coomes said.

“We will have the northwest quadrant closed, and that’s where all our sponsors will have their booths set up,” she said. “Prouty Plaza will have the stage, and then each one of the businesses who are participating in the event will have an orange trick-or-treat sign in their window.”

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