Scare on the Square celebrates 10 years
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 18:10
The City of Huntsville’s Main Street Program will be hosting the 10th annual "Scare on the Square" this Saturday at 5 p.m. in Downtown Huntsville.
The event, in conjunction with nearly 50 organizations and local business, will celebrate the Halloween season with games, activities, crafts, moonwalks, a fire truck, and a mini-jet.
"It is a fun-filled family event on the square where organizations from the community and Sam Houston partner with Main Street to provide a safe atmosphere for trick-or-treating, playing games and enjoying the downtown," Main Street Coordinator, Kim McAuliffe said.
New to Scare on the Square this year, food venders will provide funnel cakes, sausage on a stick, snow-cones and kettle corn. Sammy the Bearkat is also expected to make an appearance.
For students with children or younger siblings, this is an affordable way to celebrate Halloween. Admission to the square is $1 for adults and children over 5 years old.
There will be a costume contest with prizes for children. Students are also encouraged to come in costume.
Participating for the third year, the Historical Huntsville Ghost Tours will be taking on-site reservations. The Huntsville Community Theatre will also be presenting "Drac’s Back," a slapstick comedy about mistaken identities, at 7:30 p.m.
"Square on the Square will provide students with interaction in their community, which is beneficial for both the university and Huntsville," McAuliffe said.
Businesses such as Papa John’s, Denny’s and Double Dave’s will be present at the square.
Sam Houston Greek life will also be supporting the event with several groups attending.
The Main Street Program is a city revitalization program through the Texas historical commission. It serves the local community through improvement projects, economic development, promotions and events.