Halloween hits Downtown Troy


Hometown Halloween, Boo Bash events held Saturday

Staff Report



Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest From left, Karter, 7 Krawford, 2, Katcher, 10 months, and Krosby, 4, stand with mother Megan Gariety of Covington during costume judging in the family category, as part of Hometown Halloween on Saturday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest From left, Karter, 7 Krawford, 2, Katcher, 10 months, and Krosby, 4, stand with mother Megan Gariety of Covington during costume judging in the family category, as part of Hometown Halloween on Saturday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Lola Smith, 3, of Troy flies through a cityscape during a photo opportunity at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s fourth annual Boo Bash on Saturday.


Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Russell Devaudreuil, 4, of West Milton shows off his trophy during Hometown Halloween’s costume contest on Saturday in Troy.


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.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest From left, Karter, 7 Krawford, 2, Katcher, 10 months, and Krosby, 4, stand with mother Megan Gariety of Covington during costume judging in the family category, as part of Hometown Halloween on Saturday in Troy.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/10/web1_Halloween1.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest From left, Karter, 7 Krawford, 2, Katcher, 10 months, and Krosby, 4, stand with mother Megan Gariety of Covington during costume judging in the family category, as part of Hometown Halloween on Saturday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Lola Smith, 3, of Troy flies through a cityscape during a photo opportunity at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s fourth annual Boo Bash on Saturday.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/10/web1_Halloween2.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Lola Smith, 3, of Troy flies through a cityscape during a photo opportunity at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s fourth annual Boo Bash on Saturday.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Russell Devaudreuil, 4, of West Milton shows off his trophy during Hometown Halloween’s costume contest on Saturday in Troy.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/10/web1_Halloween3.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Russell Devaudreuil, 4, of West Milton shows off his trophy during Hometown Halloween’s costume contest on Saturday in Troy.
Hometown Halloween, Boo Bash events held Saturday

Staff Report