Trick-or-Treat returns to downtown Troy

TROY — Troy Main Street and the Troy Noon Optimists invite local children to downtown Troy on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a frighteningly good time at their annual Hometown Halloween event.

“Troy Main Street is looking forward to teaming with the Troy Noon Optimists for another fun year of costume contests, a costume parade, and trick-or-treating,” said Nicole Loy, executive director of Troy Main Street. “We can’t wait to see all of the creative costumes these kids and their families come up with.”

The Troy Noon Optimists kick off the event with a costume contest at 9 a.m. in the Hobart Government Center parking lot, 510 W. Water St. The competitors will then parade down West Main Street to Prouty Plaza where awards will be distributed.

From 10 a.m. to noon, all are welcome to visit participating downtown businesses to trick-or-treat for goodies of all kinds.

“This year, we are thrilled to add a live band to Hometown Halloween,” Loy said. “The Wayne Alumni Band will be dressed in costume and play some favorite Halloween tunes including ‘Thriller’ and ‘Ghostbusters.’ In addition to the band, I’ve heard we may have a visit from the Sanderson Sisters of the movie ‘Hocus Pocus.’ It’s going to be spellbinding.”

Sponsors for the event include Beckstrom Orthodontics, Greenville National Bank – Troy Branch, Excellence in Dentistry, Kettering Health Network, MAK Dental, Miami County Visitor’s Bureau, Upper Valley Hearing and Balance, and Unity National Bank.