Hundreds of children, parents and others took advantage of sunny weather Saturday to get in the Halloween spirit several days in advance at the third annual Trail of Treats in downtown South Boston.
“It was another great day in downtown. Downtown was lined up with lots of costumed kiddos,” said Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston.
Each participant picked up a scavenger hunt card at the registration table, located in front of Town Hall.
The event was for children 12 and under, with children dressed in costume. Families enjoyed the treats, candy stops and free pizza and water.
Businesses greeted the costumed visitors and handed out candy. Vendors also included other non-profit organizations, and South Boston police and fire departments.
Children had the chance to enter a drawing for prizes if they visited and received signatures at all the stops.
Also 200 participants voted on their favorite decorated pole.
Commonwealth Home Health and The Busy Bean tied for first place.
We’ve Got Rhythm Dance Academy won second place, and Raab Properties won third place.
“We’d like to thank our Mummy of All Sponsors URW Community Federal Credit Union and Haislip Dental Lab, and our Goblin Sponsors The Busy Bean, SunTrust and Big Fade Entertainment. Also a special thanks to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for providing 20 cases of water, all the trick or treat bags, as well as volunteers for the registration and pizza tables. And it couldn’t be done without the South Boston Public Works, police and fire departments for keeping us all safe,” said Vest.
Vest also said, “Many families thanked us for the event. Everyone had a great time.”