Hometown Halloween returns to Troy

TROY — Are you looking for fun activities for your little superheroes and princesses this Halloween? If so, grab your broomsticks and bat wings and join the family parade at our Hometown Halloween in downtown Troy on Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 9 a.m.

“The Halloween parade, organized and led by the Troy Noon Optimists, is fantastic fun for our young children,” said Shelly Calvert, marketing and events coordinator for Troy Main Street. “After the parade, the children can head to the game area provided by MAK Dental, and they can go trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses. This is one of those events that highlight the charms and benefits of having a vibrant hometown community.”

Beginning at 9 a.m., children will line up at the Hobart Government Center, located just west of the public library, to participate in the annual Halloween Parade. Costume judging will take place prior to the parade this year, with the winners announced on-stage after the parade.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon, merchants will be handing out treats to costumed children accompanied by an adult. Children ages newborn to sixth grade are invited to participate in trick-or-treating.

Beginning at noon, the Troy Rec will hold an “indoor picnic” to celebrate their 75th anniversary with games, snacks and inflatables. Families and children of all ages are welcome.