Main Street was lined with candy hungry goblins and ghosts on Tuesday night when the Downtown Alice Revitalization Association (DARA) hosted their 6th annual Halloween Bash. There was plenty of tricks and treats for all of the families who came out to enjoy the street party.
The event is one that many children look forward to each year and is a great way for local businesses to reach out to families. Many different costumed characters could be seen masquerading up and down Main Street collecting candy and treats from all the booths.
The bash began six years ago when the then head of the Economic Development Corporation brought the idea from his former town.
“We saw this as a way to promote local businesses and encourage shopping locally,” said Marisa Trevino, head of DARA. “We have a lot of downtown businesses that cater to our youth and they wanted to do something to give back to the community as well.”
The event was expanded by a street this year in order to make room for all the participants. A cake walk was also added this year at the intersection of Main and King Streets. Two different Zumba groups also came together to put on an interactive dance party for all the little monsters that came out. A Dia De Los Muertos fashion show was also put on by Wedding Lace’s Lace Doll models.
The event was a success, as it is from year to year, and once all the little characters had gone to bed again, the wind blew quietly down Main Street, waiting to be happily haunted again next year.