Scare on the Square: a spooky good time for the whole family

Halloween’s almost here and downtown Darlington will be alive with activity again this year.

The Darlington Area Recreation Department and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) will offer children a downtown Trick-or-Treat experience from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at the Public Square in Darlington. Employees of area businesses will be handing out treats to costumed children, and some will be dressed in costumes themselves.

The Darlington Housing Authority, a patron of the event since its inception, will provide a bounce house and slide as well as treats. Blue Choice Medical will have a variety of games, including giant Jenga, Dominoes, hula hoops, jump ropes, and giant checkers.

Other locating booths on the courthouse grounds include Girl Scouts of Eastern Carolina, Darlington County Library, Molina Healthcare, First Baptist Church of Darlington, New Beginnings Church, and Paparazzi Jewelry.

The free event provides a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat as well as giving businesses an opportunity to show their community support and open their doors to new potential customers.

Those participating will have a pumpkin on the door, and most are on the Public Square and one block out on Exchange, Pearl, and South Main Streets. Some of the participating businesses include Howle Law Firm, Studio 36, Tenampa Mexican Restaurant, Darlington Family YMCA, Mamma Mia Italian Kitchen, Security Finance, The J Mann Hair Experience, Beauty N U Salon, Main Street Jewelers, Vaughan Insurance, Wilson Senior Care, Wells Fargo, Prescott Wireless, Darlington Office Supply, and the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce.

The Public Square will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 o’clock for the safety of the children.

The annual DDRA Business Costume Contest will be held during the Scare on the Square as well as on Tuesday, October 31. Businesses should call Rock at 843-398-4000 x 103 by October 30 to be included in the contest.

Author: mrollins

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