Halloween Happenings Tuesday, October 31st
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children
Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Tuesday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greeneville. Most events are free, and the public is invited. Main Street will be blocked off from midblock 200’s N Main Street to McKee Street; Summer Street will be closed Cutler Street to College Street and Depot Street will be closed from Irish to Academy Street shortly prior to the event and remain so until the event ends.
No Parking within Event Area
To provide a safer space there will be no on-street parking after 3:00pm within the event area which includes Main, Depot and Summer Streets. Please use caution when traveling within the downtown area. Designated routes are subject to change due to the street construction happening downtown.
Merchants, professional offices, banks, churches, industries, and the county courthouse are prepared to treat youngsters with candy if children are under 13 years of age and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Several groups and individuals come together to make this annual event exciting and fun for children. The Greeneville Police Department assists with extra personnel during Halloween Happenings to help ensure the safety of both children and adults. Greeneville City Schools Central Office provides the space for the costume contest. EMS and the Fire Department are there to help keep us safe. Students from Greeneville High School and numerous volunteers help to direct folks to all the different venues. All those working on the downtown improvement project are working with organizers to help make this event happen with the least amount of inconvenience to everyone.
Costume Contest Location
Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation will assist with the only event Costume Contest. The location for the contest will be the parking lot of the City School System’s Central Office, the Kathryn Leonard Building at the corner of West Depot and South Irish Streets. Registrations forms may be found and downloaded this year on Main Street’s website: www.mainstreetgreeneville.org. When it’s possible please download and fill out the forms prior to the event so you won’t have to wait so long in line. The contest will have children’s age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and back this year the family category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Adults, please provide a cell phone number so you may be reached should your child be a winner and need to report back to receive their prize. See form below. There are three registration forms per page but only ONE per person is necessary.
Many to Give Candy
Greeneville Federal Bank employees will hand out candy to children at their location on the corner of Main and Summer Streets. Other banks also participating will be Heritage Community Bank, Andrew Johnson Bank and First Horizon Bank.
Other merchants and professionals, known at press time to be participating this year include: General Morgan Inn, Collins and Shipley, Asbury United Methodist Church, Isaiah 117 House, Adams and Plucker, CPA, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Ed Kershaw Law Office, Top Dog Hot Dogs, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Food City, Snapps Ferry Road and Asheville Highway, Greeneville City Schools Central Office, Brolin & Bailey, Greeneville Antique Market, Greeneville Real Estate and Auction, Greeneville High School National Honor Society members, Billy Endean Edward Jones Investments, Foster Grandparents Program, The Greeneville Sun, Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Newcomers Club, Christian Motorcycle Association, Jonesborough Chapter, Iron Riders, Greeneville Woman’s Club, Long View Ranch, Dr. Doug Cobble, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, Greeneville Police Department, Addington Agency, Dancers Unlimited, Greeneville Graze, Greeneville Airport, 4H Camp, Brickhouse Wealth Strategies, First Presbyterian Church, Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation, Lost Boys Barber Shop, W & W Engineering, Leonard Bailey Law Office, Jamey & Tammy Fillers, Cave Law Firm, Public Defender’s Office, Priority Placement Group, and all the merchants at Towne Square Shopping Center. Candy givers on Main and Depot Streets are asked to set-up toward and in the street allowing the crowds to move smoothly through the area.
Street Size Chalk Board
A section of the 100 block of South Main Street near the pocket park will be blocked off for a giant chalkboard where everyone is invited to take a few minutes and show their creative side by drawing on the street.
Look for music and dancing in the streets. Other fun things to do or see may be added between press time and the event. So come on downtown, Tuesday between 4:00 – 6:00pm and check it out.
It’s not too late for any business not located in the downtown area that would like to participate in handing out treats to contact the Main Street Office 639-7102 for your location along the route. Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.