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Help make downtown Tryon spooky on Halloween

The Tryon Downtown Development Association’s Halloween Stroll Committee would like to get the town in the spooky mood for the annual Tryon Halloween Stroll, held on Oct. 31 in Downtown Tryon.

The committee, in partnership with the Town of Tryon and Tryon Elementary School, is collecting clean, empty, clear gallon milk (or water) jugs to create ghostly luminaries to decorate downtown in celebration of Halloween.

Please drop off empty, clean, clear gallon milk jugs at Tryon Town Hall or at the office of the Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA) in the downstairs at 112 N. Trade Street (Shops of Tryon).

The Tryon Halloween Stroll will take place downtown on Oct. 31, with the costume contest starting at 5:30 p.m. at the clock tower. Prizes will be given to scariest, funniest, most creative and best overall in three age groups. New this year will be a pet costume contest. The stroll and trick or treating will follow the costume contest.

Other local businesses, nonprofits and organizations are welcome to set up a table to give out candy in downtown Tryon. The street will be closed to vehicles from 4:30 p.m. until after 7 p.m.

– submitted by Jamie Carpenter