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Main Street Halloween Family Fun

This week we put the finishing touches on our proposed 2011 City Operating Budget so I’ve been too busy to keep up with the blog posts but I can’t let another day go by without mentioning the Main Street Kent Family Friendly Halloween event planned for Friday, October 29th at from 6 to 8 pm. on the Home Savings Bank Plaza (where else!)    

Downtown Kent’s late-night Halloween festivities (Saturday, October 30th) is epic adult entertainment but Main Street has taken it upon themselves to create an equally epic family Halloween event on October 29th.  This event is all about the kids so if you’ve got some, dress’em up, and bring’em on down to the plaza for old fashioned family fun.

Here’s the announcement that I received from Mary Gilbert, Executive Director of Main Street Kent:     

Downtown Kent’s Family Friendly Halloween
Date changed due to Kent State Football Game/Josh Cribbs Day

Kent, Ohio- Main Street Kent is sponsoring a Family Friendly Halloween on Friday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event will take place in downtown Kent and Home Savings Bank Plaza. The event is taking place the day before Kent’s “unofficial” downtown Halloween.

Family Friendly Halloween will include trick-or-treating at participating local businesses, a costume contest, treat bags for all children, games, activities and prizes. A variety of games and activities will include a spider ring toss, Halloween disk drop game, pumpkin bowling, magic color scratch Halloween shapes, eyeball bounce, word scrambles and much more.

The Arctic Squirrel is sponsoring a candy guessing game where participants will guess the number of candy corn pieces in a jar. The exact guess, or the closest guess without going over, will win the jar and a gift certificate to The Arctic Squirrel. There will be free pizza provided by Bruno’s Pizza, Europe Gyro, Guidos Pizza and Guys Pizza.  

At 7 p.m. the costume contest will take place at Home Savings Bank Plaza.  A special guest will be on hand to judge the contest. A grand prize will be awarded to the child with the best costume.

The event is free and open to the public. Maps and trick-or-treat bags will be provided at Home Savings Bank Plaza to all children in attendance. For more information visit or call 330-677-8000.

Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.

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