TELLICO PLAINS-It's not hocus pocus--the
town of Tellico Plains is bringing back its Trunk or Treat on the
The town hasn't held the event since
2010, but this year, Town Square will turn frightful for Halloween.
"It's something we've done in the
past and we wanted to try it again this year," said Mayor Patrick
Hawkins. "We felt like we needed to provide something for our young
people to do on Halloween."
The event, sponsored by the Tellico
Plains Police Department, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and will
feature spooktacular fun and tasty treats. Several area churches and
businesses have teamed up with the Police Department to make the
event safe and fun for all ages.
"We wanted to provide a safe
environment for families to enjoy Halloween without having to drive
all over the place to trick or treat," said Hawkins. "The Police
Department has been great getting this event organized."
Downtown businesses will also be able
to participate, as the Town Square area will be blocked off. Scott
Street, however, will remain open to traffic.
"It's a good way for local businesses
to get involved and it's always nice to have an activity downtown," said Hawkins.
A few surprises may also be in store,
hinted the mayor.
"You may see a few town officials and
recognizable folks dressed up for the occasion," said Hawkins.
Attendees do not need to bring anything
"And their best costumes," added
Hawkins said there are spots still
available for churches and businesses who are interested in
participating in the event. For more information, call the Police
Department at 423-253-2030.
There will be a downtown Halloween
celebration in Madisonville Thursday night and the historic district
of Sweetwater is expected to busy with trick or treaters as usual and
they will gather in Vonore as well.
As of Friday, the extended forecast for
Halloween night calls for mild weather in the 60s, but there is a
chance of rain.