Children invited to Trick or Treat with Brownsville merchants
Brownsville and Haywood County merchants invite area children to “Trick or Treat with Me” on Monday, October 31, from 4-6 p.m. This is the ninth year for the event which is sponsored by the Brownsville Business Association (BBA) and has become a favorite among children and adults. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate.
The event began in 2008 when BBA members recognized a need for a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating. By remaining open later and offering this service to the children, merchants feel that they are providing a safer environment for the young people of our community.
“The kids still get to experience the excitement of going door-to-door,” says BBA President Diane Hooper, “and the parents have the peace of mind of knowing this is a lot safer than visiting homes and neighborhoods they are not familiar with.”
“Trick or Treat with Me” is open to children ages 12 and under and each child is encouraged to dress in his or her favorite costume. Parents will recognize participating merchants by the purple and orange “Trick or Treat with Me” poster in windows. Last year over 20 businesses stayed open for this special event.
For a complete list of participating businesses, search Brownsville Business Association on Facebook or call 731-779-9000. If your business is interested in participating, please contact Sonia at 731-779-9092.
(Photo): Brownsville merchants participating in this year’s “Trick or Treat with Me” will be posting this sign on their windows and doors. The event is planned for Monday, October 31, from 4-6 p.m.