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Halloween Stroll through Tryon

Published 2:03pm Friday, October 28, 2011

If you are looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween this year it doesn’t get any better than the annual Tryon Halloween Stroll.
The stroll is open to all and sure to be a crowd pleaser. Local merchants have gone all out this year to provide a safe and enjoyable event, and Monday afternoon the streets of downtown Tryon will be transformed into a Halloween wonderland with shop windows decorated in anticipation of visiting ghosts, goblins and cuties.
In addition to lots of goodies be sure to check out the Halloween maze at Grace Church and the spook mobile (the Polk County Bookmobile), which will hand out books and treats. You might even catch a glimps of entertaining skeletons parading around downtown.
Trick or Treating for all the little ones, and “want to be little ones” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at participating merchants will be followed by a costume contest at the Tryon Movie Theater.
Shelly Block with LaBouteille says there is no need to pre-register, just come to the theater at 6 p.m.
Andy Millard will be the emcee this year and judges will award prizes for the spookiest, funniest and the judge’s choice in three age groups; infant to 4 years old, 5 – 8 years old and 9 – 12 years old.
If you are over 12 and want to compete, not to worry, this year for the first time, you can still compete for a prize in the best in show which is open to themed groups and grown ups.
Can’t make it out on Monday? Then be sure to check out our website www.tryondailybulletin.com for pictures of all the festivities.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween.

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