PITTSTON — Halloween on Main Street isn’t scary — it’s family-friendly.
The city’s first “Trick or Treat Main Street” event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The event is run by Special Events Coordinator Sarah Donahue and Pittston resident Kerri Walsh.
Area businesses that will participate will have a sign on their door, indicating they are open for trick or treaters. There will be a policeman on duty to help families cross streets.
A costume parade will be held around the streets of downtown for area children wishing to dress up.
The event will feature hayrides, conducted by Cremard Bros. Excavating, around the Tomato Festival Lot and the Newrose Building.
Brace’s Orchard will be in the Lower Tomato Festival lot selling its products and giving samples and there will be a DJ and a bounce house in the lower lot.
Members of the Pittston Area Art Club will paint faces for a small donation. Balloon artist TJ Belt will provide services from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pocket Park near Napoli’s.
On that same Friday, the Greater Pittston YMCA will have a party from 6 to 8 p.m., complete with a costume parade, music and games. The event is free to members and $5 for non-members.
The Napolis will host arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Pocket Park.
For more information, visit the City of Pittston Facebook page. The Sunday Dispatch will have a full story on the events in the Sunday, Oct. 25 edition.
Announcement set at Shamrocktoberfest
The annual Shamrocktoberfest will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Susquehanna Brewing Company. There will be samplings of SBC beer and more than 30 baskets to raffle. Food vendors will be available.
The event helps offset costs for the city’s St. Patrick’s Parade in March.
Donahue said the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee will make an announcement at the event. Tickets will be available at the door.
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