The 18th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat Night is scheduled for 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 30 in Maryville.
The annual event is for costumed children, their parents and relatives and interested spectators. Fifty downtown businesses will be handing out candy or other treats to the costumed children.
“I’m thrilled with the response,” said Kathryn Rice, the event’s coordinator. “I am so grateful that the Nodaway News Leader and Kay Wilson, allowed me to continue to organize this event. It has become a Maryville tradition with everyone from the kids and parents, to the downtown merchants and businesses looking forward to it each year.”
Parents and children are urged to look for the Maryville Public Safety DARE Officer Rick Smail and Maryville High School DARE role models on the corner of Third and Main.
They will be handing out glow necklaces to trick-or-treaters. Also on the square area will be the Maryville Fire Department with their fire trucks
Other activities taking place during the event are: the Elks Lodge 760 will be serving hot dogs to children. The First Baptist Church Family Life Center will be hosting Slime Time from 5-8 pm. The First United Methodist Church will have bounce houses for the children.
New businesses this year are Beach Tanning, Rapid Refill and Simply Siam. Again this year, three groups will be set up in the parking lot on the south side of the courthouse.
These are the Community of Christ Trunk or Treat, Baker Chiropractic and Your Maryville Hy-Vee.
Participating businesses: A & G Restaurant, A Step Ahead Dance Studio, Accent Printing, American Electric, The Art Experience, Baker Chiropractic, Bank Midwest at Main Street branch, Beach Tanning, Benelli’s Pizzeria, Big Bird’s Bait and Bow, Carquest Auto Parts, Carson’s Sports Grill, Citizens Bank & Trust, City of Maryville at City Hall, Cobbler Cottage, Community of Christ Trunk or Treat, DARE officer and role models, Edward Jones Investments - Jeff Von Behren, Elks Lodge 760, First Baptist Church Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church, Hair Clinique, Hall Insurance Agency LLC, Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant, La Chic Salon and Spa, Looks Salon, Maryville Chamber of Commerce, Your Maryville Hy-Vee, Maryville Florist, Maryville Public Library, Maryville Public Safety, Maryville Fire Department, Midland GIS Solutions, Midland Surveying and Nodaway Abstract Co., Nodaway County Extension Office, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office, Nodaway News Leader, Nodaway Valley Bank, Northwest Regional Council of Governments, RE/MAX Priority #1, Rapid Refill, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice, The Rose Theater, Ross & Thomson, LLP, Shirley’s Realty, Simply Siam, Strong & Strong, PC and Nodaway County Administrator Diane Thomsen, Treasure Island Thrift Shoppe, Uptown Cleaners and Laundry, US Bank at north branch and World Finance Corp.
Page 2 of 2 - Event flyers with a map may be picked up at these businesses and will also be distributed at area schools. Over 1,000 children participated in last year’s event and even more are expected this year according to Rice. “This is a safe and fun event for the whole family.” Rice enthused. “So come out and have a good time.”