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Trick-or-treaters will again invade Main Street on Oct. 31 in hopes to gather candy and have a fun time celebrating during the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event.
Despite the weather forecast, which includes rain and high winds, Taylorsville's annual Halloween celebration will go on as planned. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear rain jackets or ponchos.
The fall Halloween celebration — sanctioned by the city of Taylorsville — is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Taylorsville Police will have Main Street from Jefferson to Point streets closed so children and their families can safely walk in and along the roadway. The street will reopen at 8:30 p.m.
Local businesses, churches and community organizations will line the sidewalks as trick or treaters come in search of goodies. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said generally businesses with a Main Street storefront get first priority when setting up candy stations. Outside organizations are welcome, but need to get the permission of the businesses or property owner prior to setting up in front of a location.
“That’s your spot unless you choose to let someone else have it,” Lewis said. “Businesses have priority in front of their businesses.”
There are also several areas of sidewalk that don’t have storefronts, and those areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewis said the primary target age for the event is children 12 and under, and police ask that all children have adult supervision. He said older children are not prohibited, but parents should know the event is targeted for younger kids.
Participating organizations are asked not to use the event to distribute or promote political messages.
“Children don’t vote,” Lewis said. “If you wish to hand literature out to an adult then so be it, but please don’t put it into the kids’ bags.”
Pets are also not allowed at Trick or Treat on Main.
“We never know how pets will react,” Lewis said.
Trick or treating will also happen throughout Spencer County on Oct. 31, but Lewis said he generally encourages families to attend Trick or Treat on Main because it is a safe, patrolled atmosphere.
Lewis reminded parents that they should examine their child’s candy before it is eaten. He said unwrapped candy or candy that looks like it has been tampered with should be discarded.