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Downtown Orange to welcome trick-or-treaters

If you’re looking for a place to take the kiddos in costume on Halloween Monday, Orange’s Downtown Alliance will close Main Street for a variety of free activities for kids of all ages. We’ll add this to our list of free Halloween activities, which you might want to check out here if you’re looking for no-cost options that span the weekend leading up to Halloween.

Here’s the press release:

The Orange Downtown Alliance will present an afternoon full of Halloween festivities for our children.  The annual children’s downtown Trick or Treating starts at 4:00pm.  Main Street will be closed off allowing safe entertainment and candy giveaways to children of all ages.  All participating businesses and organizations will have orange and black balloons displayed welcoming the little ghosts and goblins.

Some of the things going on that day include a Child Safety Fair, Barrel Train Rides, and St. Thomas’s 13th annual Free Book Fair in Taylor Park, where church members dress in costume and distribute free books to the children.  It’s fun to see their faces, as parents and children alike are thrilled to receive free books!  The Art Center in Orange will provide a Children’s Halloween Crafts booth where beads and decorative pins will be crafted with the children and we’ll have our second annual Scarecrow ContestThe Orange Co. Fire Co. will have their ladder truck there and give away coloring books and much more.

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