Trick or Treat on Main

trick-or-treat-2009-003Trick-or-Treat on Main has become an anticipated annual event each year in our community. Marion Main Street, Inc and Crittenden Health Systems team up each year to offer this event to children 12 and under. There is a great safety aspect that goes along with this event. The kids can trick-or-treat in the daylight hours and receive those tasty treats form businesses that we all know and trust. The Marion Main Street Director, Susan Alexander, works with the downtown merchants and office’s to offer candy for the event. Crittenden Health Systems furnishes the reflective trick-or-treat bags, flyers and hosts the Halloween costume contest. This year’s event will be on Halloween day which falls on Saturday, October 31st from 10am to 12pm in downtown Marion. You can begin at the Marion Tourism and Commerce Office and all participating businesses will have a flyer posted in their window or on the door. The little ghosts and goblins can make their way to over nineteen stops. Immediately following the gathering of candy, Crittenden Health Systems Advocacy Council will host the costume contest at 12:15pm at the hospital front entrance. The costume contest is for four age groups beginning with ages 1 and under, ages 2 through 4, ages 5 through 7 and ages 8 through 12. Prizes are awarded in each age group .

This event has continued to grow over the years from hospital staff, business owners to the parents; everyone seems to look forward to bringing the children out to visit businesses in Marion. One of the key elements of the Marion Main Street organization is to promote downtown business and this event brings out the parents along with the children. We feel it is a safe way to enjoy Halloween gather up the candy and have fun. Our hope is that parents will also think of these businesses that are furnishing treats and return to shop or trade with them in the future.

List of participating businesses:

Marion Tourism and Commerce Peoples Bank Branch
Signature Salon Crabtree's Barber Shop
Stems & Twigs Coaches Cleaners
Five Star Subway
Marion Cafe Johnson's Furniture & Appliance
Louise's flowers Farmers Bank
Roy & Tim's Barber Shop Thrifty Home Medical
Bowtanicals Historical Museum
Crittenden County Convalescent Center Marion Physician's Clinic
Crittenden Press Crittenden Health Systems

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