Two kids, one dressed as a ninja and the other as Scooby Doo, make their way along N. Trade Street to grab goodies from local businesses during last year’s Tryon Halloween Stroll. Like last year, Tryon will host a costume contest at the Tryon Theater. (photo by Leah Justice)

Today’s Halloween happenings

Published 6:52pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kids and kids at heart look forward to Halloween each year for two reasons – dressing up in sometimes ghoulish, sometimes silly, but always creative costumes and collecting gobs of candy.

This year families can enjoy the festive holiday in any town as Columbus has added itself back to the list of Halloween strolls. Below is information about where you can take your kids trick-or-treating this year:

The Columbus Downtown Merchants Association will hand out candy from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Columbus, while Councilwoman Ernie Kan will distribute candy during those same hours. The Columbus Fire Department is also handing out apples to all kids that stop by the department.

Landrum Holloween walk will be held Oct 31, 5-7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Landrum Business Association in downtown Landrum.

Saluda Halloween Stroll, downtown Saluda from 3- 6 p.m.

Tryon Halloween stroll on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in downtown Tryon from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hosted by the Tryon Downtown Association, this admission-free, family-friendly event offers a safe trick-or-treating with the merchants along Trade Street. Kids and adults can enter the costume contest at the Tryon Movie Theater at 6 p.m. to win prizes for the spookiest, funniest and cutest in four age categories. Also prizes for best themed group and new this year is the best witches kackle prize.


Columbus Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat event from 5 p.m. until all candy and goodies are given away.

Midway Baptist Church will host a “Trunk or Treat- Drive Thru” Oct. 31 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Midway Baptist Church, Columbus.
Faith Temple Baptist Church located on Mt. Range Rd. in Mill Spring will host a free hotdog supper and “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween night, Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. The comunity is invited to attend.

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