2018-10-11 / Front Page


It’s not Friday, but this Saturday the 13th, an evening of fun and frights will entertain people all ages on The Square in downtown Washington.

“Scare on The Square” will start at 5 p.m. when kids can pick up their official Downtown Washington Trick or Treat bags at the fountain in the center of The Square. Trick-or-treating will commence at 5:30 in all the stores and shops around The Square. Kids can enter the costume contest in which prizes will be awarded at 7 p.m. in a variety of categories. First, second, and third place winners will
receive gift certificates for downtown shopping.

For the safety of participants, and especially the children, The Square will be closed for the entire event.

“This will be a fun event for our children,” City Administrator Sherri
Bailey said. “There is no need for them to bring their own trick-or-treat
bag – the City will be handing out Official Downtown Treat bags for them
to use and the City, along with merchants and others will be handing out

At 7:30 p.m. the next in the series of movies on The Square will feature
Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker starring in the 1993
American comedy horror fantasy film Hocus Pocus.
In the 96-minute PG film, three witch sisters are resurrected after three
centuries in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night, and it is up to two
teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of
terror once and for all.

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