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Trick-or-treat Thursday

Published 11:00pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trick-or-treat for Pike County’s princesses, super heroes, ghosts and goblins will be held on Thursday this year, with times left up to parents.

Neither the City of Troy nor City of Brundidge regulate days and times for children to don a costume and gather candy, so Halloween remains the date for collecting candy.

Banks Town Hall and Goshen Town Hall could not be reached Tuesday to confirm the same goes for those areas.

In addition to regular trick-or-treat routes in neighborhoods, both Troy and Brundidge have some fall fun to add into the mix.

From 3 to 6 p.m., the City of Troy and Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a Downtown Troy Tailgate prior to the Trojans taking on the ULM Warhawks at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

There will be opportunities for photos, merchants will offer treats for children and there will be music by Populus and Casual, along with a few surprises on the square in Troy.

Also in Troy, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Tailgate Terrace at Troy University, there will be face painting, trick-or-treating and other activities for children.

Children 12 and under in costume will also be admitted free to the Troy game, but must visit the Halloween decorated Troy tent in Tailgate Terrace between 4:30 and 6 p.m. to receive a free general admission ticket.

In Brundidge, children 12 and under, along with an adult, are invited to a “time for treats” at the Bass House from 5 to 7 p.m.

Businesses and individuals will have treat booths set up for children to be able to gather candy in a safe environment.

The Brundidge Police Department sponsors a Haunted House for the event and Taylor Realty hosts a costume contest with a variety of categories to be judged at the Knox Ryals Pavilion.

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