TROY — The downtown district was home to Halloween cheer this weekend as annual events Hometown Halloween and Boo Bash made their return on Saturday.
Hometown Halloween, co-sponsored by Troy Noon Optimist Club and Troy Main Street, kicked off with a children’s parade, commencing from the Hobart Center for County Goverment and proceeding east on West Main Street toward Prouty Plaza. Costumes were encouraged for all young participants, with judging taking place in the lot as children line up by age group for the parade, and awards being handed out by age group in Prouty Plaza following the parade.
Following the costume judging, various local merchants throughout the downtown district hosted “trick-or-treat” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, handing out candy/treats to participating children.
In addition to Hometown Halloween, the fourth annual Boo Bash was hosted at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, featuring the theme, “Superhero Edition.”
The event, which was free to the public and open to guests of all ages, allowed kids to indulge in games and activities throughout the center’s three floors, interact with volunteers in costumes, and collect goodies and souvenirs along the way.
Superhero activities will include games, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and a full obstacle course in the center’s third-floor ballroom.
The Boo Bash Players, which consisted of several of the event’s committee members, were also on hand with a special presentation for children.
For more information, visit www.troymainstreet.org and www.troyhayner.org.