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Ghouls, goblins prepare for Halloween on the Square
Oct 27, 2012 3:30 pm
It's an event that sets Lebanon apart. The annual Halloween on the Square offers something for every ghoul and a safe place for kids to trick or treat without walking dark roads and risking close encounters with motorists.
Sponsored by the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Lebanon, the Lebanon Downtown Merchants and First Baptist Church, the “Trick or Treat Party” will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., with the much-anticipated coffin race taking off at 7:30 p.m.
Chamber President Sue Vanatta said the evening will include 35 candy stations so trick or treaters can fill up on loot, a balloon man, face painting, games, inflatables, free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and more. Once again, First Baptist Church will offer free hayrides from the church to the square during the event.
Vanatta said the Lebanon Square will be blocked off for safety.
"We'll be running the trolly again and we'll have event parking signs out where people can park and catch the trolly," she said.
Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen touts the event as a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating. For children who are planning to trick or treat in neighborhoods, he urged caution.
"If you are going into neighborhoods, carry a flashlight and wear bright, reflective clothing," Bowen said.
For more information, call Vanatta at 615-444-5503, or email her at email@example.com
Staff writer Mary Hinds may be reached at 615-444-3952, ext. 45 or firstname.lastname@example.org.