Downtown groups collaborate on Halloween Celebration

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – Downtown Rapid City will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25, in a collaboration between the Rapid City Downtown Association and Main Street Square.

The Rapid City Downtown Association’s fourth annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Children and parents are asked to meet at Main Street Square, where they may pick up maps for the participating downtown businesses.

Main Street Square’s Scare on the Square, from 2 to 6 p.m., will feature dance performances by On Your Toes, Hot Shots, Stretch Studio and the YMCA. Also from 2 to 4 p.m., children may pose with a special guest in front of a Halloween backdrop.

From 2 to 6 p.m., there will be free horse-drawn wagon rides, family entertainment with JDProductions, and the Rapid City Rush Foundation Kidz Zone. Booths will be open hosted by Black Hills Parent Magazine, City of Rapid City – Recycling, Pennington 4-H, Spinchroncity, Youth and Family Services, Scheel’s, The Rapid City Arts Council at the Dahl, Delta Dental of South Dakota, Matt’s Melons, Sergeant Poppers Popcorn, Caramel Creations, Rolling Cupcake and Mixed.

“Everyone is invited to visit Downtown, dress up and have fun,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square. “This is a great opportunity to explore Downtown Rapid City and see what the businesses have to offer.”

At 6:15 p.m., the movie “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown on the big screen. There is no cost to attend either event. All participants are urged to wear costumes, and Downtown motorists are asked to be aware of trick-or-treaters throughout the day.

Scare in the Square and the Downtown Trick-or-Treat are sponsored by Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market. Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market will hand out candy at Main Street Square as part of the Trick-or-Treat, and will also have seasonal beverages available with free will donations going to a local nonprofit entity. They will have Trick-or-Treat bags while supplies last.

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