Munchkin Masquerade to haunt Willis Park Friday

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Downtown Bainbridge will be a little spookier this Friday night as Willis Square turns into trick-or-treating central with the Munchkins Masquerade.
Previously known as Pumpkins in the Park, the event is being altered slightly by the Downtown Development Authority, but DDA executive director Amanda Glover said the event will be as fun and safe for kids as ever. The four streets surrounding Willis Park will be closed 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday.
“All of the streets will be closed,” Glover said. “It’ll be a little bit safer for the kids crossing the street.”
Downtown merchants and restaurants will be open for kids to go trick-or-treating. Last year the event turned out between 200 and 300 trick-or-treaters and parents, Glover said.
Along with the trick-or-treating, which starts at 4 p.m., there will also be games and a costume contest.
The costumes will be judged by four age groups: two years old and under, three-to-five years old, six-to-eight years old and nine-to-12 years old. Registration for the contest is at 4:30 p.m., and judging will start at 5 p.m.
First place for the costume contest will be a cash prize sponsored by Harrell King Heating and Air.

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