Renaissance on Main Director Cindy Sholar said that Main Street would close at the bank of Cadiz the way it did for the Ham Festival so that kids will be free to roam the streets. She said that businesses weren’t the only ones who held booths to distribute candy. A few citizens who live in the downtown area had also contacted her to see if they could have a booth too. The event has become so popular that not as many children go door-to-door, and the residents of the houses missed the trick-or-treaters.
The event starts at 5 p.m. at Renaissance Square and will last until 7 p.m. A costume contest will be held at 6:30. The Janice Mason Art Museum will hold a pumpkin-decorating contest, which will have both child and adult categories. The Rotary Club will be sponsoring apple bobbing. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is sponsoring ghost stories at 6 p.m. Recreation Director Jenny Howard said that storyteller and Murray State University professor Robert Valentine will be there and has told stories at Halloween Safe Night several times in the past.
In addition to that, the John L. Street Library will be putting together a “haunted carriage house” in the carriage house behind the Fairholme Victorian home on Main Street. Sholar said the haunted house has been very popular. Even though the night is supposed to end at 7 p.m., she said there were kids lined up until 9 p.m. last year.
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