Trick-or-treat event in Brundidge Thursday

Published 11:11 pm Monday, October 28, 2013

The City of Brundidge will host a “time for treats” celebration for children on the night of Halloween on the grounds of the historic Bass House.

Children through age 12, with a supervising adult, are invited to join the fun from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday rather than trick or treat around town.

“About eight years ago, Brundidge City Council member Isabelle Boyd initiated the Halloween Trick-or-Treat event,” said Linda Faust, city administrative assistant.

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“The idea was to provide a safe location for kids to trick-or-treat and for them to have fun. The city wanted to do all that it could to keep the kids safe.”

Faust said the event was so successful that it has become an annual event and a Brundidge Halloween tradition.

Faust said that, each year on or around Halloween, the city invites local businesses and individuals to have a “treat” booth on the grounds of City Hall or to make a donation to be used for the purchase of sweet treats for the costumed kids who come saying “trick-or-treat.”

“The response is always good,” Faust said. “The city sets up the tables for those who participate. The city also provides hotdogs and drinks and an inflatable for the kids to enjoy.”

The Brundidge Police Department sponsors the Haunted House for those who are brave of heart and Taylor Realty sponsors a costume contest with a variety of categories to be judged.

“The costume contest is held at the Knox Ryals Pavilion,” Faust said. “Photographs of the contestants are taken and the photographs are judged the next day and the winner notified.”

Kids who want to participate in the costume contest should line up at the pavilion when the contest is announced.

Faust said the Halloween event is always well attended and everyone is encouraged to exercise caution so that children will be safe and have fun celebrating with friends and neighbors.

“It’s all about community,” she said. “And, we want it to be a safe and happy time for all.”