Uncanny creatures

Published 12:48 pm Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghostly lights flickering from eerie jack ‘o lanterns, witches, spooks and ghouls galore it’s Halloween!

The area offers plenty of options for trick or treating this weekend.

Tryon

Tryon will hold its annual Halloween Stroll tonight. The event, sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association, includes treat-or-treating and a Halloween costume contest. Shops will be offering special Halloween treats for young ghosts and goblins from 5 to 6 p.m. on Trade, Maple and Pacolet streets in the downtown area.

The costume contest will start at 6:30 p.m. in Rogers Park on Howard St. near the intersection with Trade St. Prizes will be awarded for contestants, ages 12 and under, in four age categories. Three prizes will be awarded in each age category.

Landrum

Landrum’s Halloween Stroll, sponosred by the Landrum Area Business Association, is set for Saturday night from 5 – 9 p.m. on Rutherford St. and N. Trade Ave. downtown.

A costume contest for infants through 15-year-olds will be held from 4-5 p.m. at Brookwood Park.

Trick-or-treating will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Rutherford St. and N. Trade Ave., and Trunk or Treat games will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on N. Trade Ave.

Saluda

Saluda’s Halloween Stroll will be tonight on Main Street in downtown. Shops will be open for trick-or-treating from 3 to 6 p.m.

Columbus

Columbus recommends that children trick-or-treat this year on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Columbus Fire Department will distribute apples to trick-or-treaters that night, and other safety personnel will be on call to ensure a safe trick-or-treating for all.

Other activities

Many area churches and other organizations also offer fall festivals with trunk-or-treating, games and other fun activities for children and families.