Thursday, November 4, 2010
Main Street hosts Halloween fun
By SUE WATSON
Kids and families across the area had lots of scary fun last week with haunted houses and festivals celebrating Halloween.
In Holly Springs, the Main Street Association had more than 200 show up for games, contests, treats, and entertainment, according to Charles Terry with the promotions committee.
As a first for the association, Terry said the promotions committee thinks this one was a success.
“I’m enjoying it very much to see the faces and enthusiasm of the people coming out for these events,” Terry said. “I think it’s something very positive and something people look forward to. They are often asking what we will do next.
“I do think this shows the people of the city are thirsting for something to do. I would like to see something monthly as an outing for the citizens.
“I think it’s a good opportunity to show some of the
positive things about the city.”
People are reconnecting with Holly Springs and friends here as a result of the activities being talked about and shared on Facebook, he said.
Main Street Director Judy Smith enjoyed seeing children line up for games, candy, hot dogs, and contests. And she enjoyed the free entertainment as well - The Robinson Singers from Rising Star Church and a young Christian rapper, Percy Freeman, a member of New Faith Church.
Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta sororities provided the treats, booths and games and literature on breast cancer awareness and abuse.
Holy Family School sent its dance team to perform “Thriller.”
What’s up next for Main Street?
“We don’t know,” said Smith with a chuckle.
That means anyone with an idea for a Main Street event is free to approach the promotions committee with their ideas, she said.
Holly Evening on the Square and the Christmas Parade are the next two celebratory events coming up.
The design committee will be reworking the planters downtown Saturday, Nov. 6, mid-morning. The public is invited to come look and help with removing old plant material and installing new fall and winter varieties for the season.
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