Beggars’ Night and Halloween Parade returns downtown Greenville


GREENVILLE – On Thursday, Oct. 29, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children.

There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade provided by The Early Bird/BlueBag Media. Anyone who chooses to enter the costume contest will walk in this parade, from W. 5th Street (next to Wayne Cinema), down Broadway and finish at the circle. The costume judging will take place at the circle.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the seven categories of costumes, with first place winning $30, second place winning $20 and third place winning $10!

The seven prize categories are:

1. Tiny Tot Girls – up to age 6

2. Tiny Tot Boys – up to age 6

3. Masked Girls – ages 6-10

4. Masked Boys – ages 6-10

5. Masked Boys & Girls – ages 11-16

6. Best Costumed Adult

7. Best Masked Group

Schedule of events:

6:30 p.m. – To participate in the costume contest, line- up on W. 5th St. – next to Wayne Cinema

7 p.m. – Costume Contest Parade begins, will end at the circle.

After costume judging (approx. 7:45 p.m.) – Beggars’ begin trick-or-treating!

Also, there is a great photo opportunity available at the Circle with a luminary display. Don’t forget to stop by the Circle and take your pictures!

The “begging” and luminary event has been organized as a way for downtown businesses to say thank you to the community for doing business downtown. The Beggars’ Night committee members are: Antonia Baker (Second National Bank), Joan Brandt (Commercial Printing), Julie Kessen (Granny’s Corner), Mary Lane (Staffmark), and Amber Garrett (Main Street Greenville).

Please no political campaigning. We ask that each participating business pass out kid-friendly items and not handouts or flyers. Only pre-registered businesses will be able to distribute candy during the event.

Staff report

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth.

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