Salisbury Jaycees host eighth annual Treat Street Oct. 31

The Salisbury Jaycees holds its eighth annual Treat Street safe trick-or-treating event, presented by Robinson’s Family of Businesses, Saturday, October 31, on the Downtown Plaza.

In the case of rain, activities will move indoors to the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Business Center, 144 E. Main St.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with registration at the corner of West Main and North Division streets. Candy tables will be open on the Plaza from 6-8 p.m., with games, storytelling, local mascots, photo opportunities and other activities available from 6-9 p.m.

This year’s Treat Street features two themed areas: Main Street, sponsored by Nock Insurance; Candy Canyon, sponsored by Davis Bowen & Friedel, Inc.; and Drive-In Square, sponsored by Farmers Bank of Willards.

Attractions include new hands-on activities and a coloring area, as well as freshly popped popcorn presented by St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop 185. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Children must register that evening to participate. Registration is open for children through age 11. All children must wear costumes and be accompanied by an adult. Adults may dress up, but are encouraged to make their costumes non-scary and appropriate for young children.

Candy bags for children who do not bring their own will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 500 registrants receive coloring books.

Treat Street was founded in 2008 in response to local media reports that fewer local parents were allowing their children to trick-or-treat due to increasing crime, including child predators. It has since grown into the city’s largest annual child-friendly Halloween block party. The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce has named it the nation’s No. 1 community event.

This year’s Treat Street is made possible through support from sponsors and in-kind donors including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake; The Brick Room; Coastal Comfort; David Smith Consulting; Davis Bowen & Friedel; Farmers Bank of Willards; The Greene Turtle; Hebron Savings Bank; DJ Tyler Horton; Kristy & Kellie Johnson; Lombard Securities; Joe Marciano; Amy, Richard & Matthew Meekins; Nock Insurance; Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Delmarva; Robinson’s Family of Businesses; Remedy Church; Rotary Club of Salisbury; Don Rutledge; St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop 185; Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce; Salisbury Independent; Salisbury Moose Lodge 654; Salisbury Police Department; Salisbury Storage Warehouse; Salisbury University Lambda Pi Eta; Sea Gull Century; Sub Runners; Randy Taylor; University Village Apartments; Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art; Wicomico Partnership for Families & Children; and Wor-Wic Community College.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information call 410-251-0402, or email chairman Jason Rhodes at jason@salisburyjc.com.

Comprised of area residents ages 18-40, the Salisbury Jaycees has provided social, community and leadership training activities for its members since 1940. For more information on the chapter, visit www.salisburyjc.com.

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