11th annual Treat Street is Downtown

The Salisbury Jaycees holds its 11th annual Treat Street safe trick-or-treating event, presented by Robinson’s Family of Businesses, Wednesday, October 31, on Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with registration at the corner of West Main and North Division streets. Treat tables will be open on the Plaza from 6-8 p.m., with games, storytelling, local mascots, photo opportunities and other activities available from 6-9 p.m.

Attractions include hands-on activities, face painting and a coloring area, as well as freshly popped popcorn presented by St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop 185. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Children must register that evening to participate. Registration is open for children through age 11. All children must wear costumes and be accompanied by an adult. Adults may dress up, but are encouraged to make their costumes non-scary and appropriate for young children.

Candy bags for children who do not bring their own will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Jaycees also participate in Food Allergy Research and Education’s Teal Pumpkin Project, offering non-candy treats for children with food allergies. Parents of children wishing to receive non-candy treats for this purpose should request a special badge upon registering that evening.

Treat Street was founded in 2008 in response to local media reports that fewer local parents were allowing their children to trick-or-treat due to increasing crime, including child predators. It has since grown into the city’s largest annual child-friendly Halloween block party. The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce has named it the nation’s No. 1 community event.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information call 410-251-0402 or email co-chairs Shannon Vaughan at shannon@salisburyjc.com or Megan Spinella at megan@salisburyjc.com.

Treat Street is made possible by businesses and organizations including Robinson’s Family of Businesses, Salisbury Jaycees Foundation, Kuhn’s Jewelers, Rotary Club of Salisbury, St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop 185 and Salisbury University Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society.

Comprised of area residents ages 18-40, the Salisbury Jaycees has provided social, community and leadership training activities for its members since 1940. For more information on the chapter, visit www.salisburyjc.com or the Salisbury Jaycees Facebook page at www.facebook.com/salisburyjaycees.


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