Halloween HappeningsOctober 27–October 28, 2020
Traditional Events Merge to Form New Community Halloween Event
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children
Main Street: Greeneville, the Town of Greeneville Parks & Recreation Department, along with several others in the community who traditionally organize Halloween events, have come together to offer the children of Greeneville and Greene County a fun mega event this year in spite of COVID 19 altering plans.
This community event will merge downtown’s traditional “Halloween Happenings” and “Hardin Park Halloween” events to offer traditional candy giving in a new, not so typical way. Adults are invited to load their children into the family vehicle and head to Hardin Park at 602 Crescent Street, off of Vann Road near Hal Henard and Greeneville Middle Schools, for this drive through event that will take place Tuesday, October 27. Gates to the park will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. or until supplies run out at which time the main gate to the park will be closed. Merchants, professional offices, banks, churches, civic groups, industries and others will be prepared to treat youngsters, less than 13 years of age, with candy from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle while riding thru the park. This event is a drive through event only with no walkers permitted. A number showing the number of children within the vehicle will be displayed in the windshield allowing candy givers to know how much candy to provide for each vehicle.
Candy Donations and Participation Necessary and Welcome
Organizers welcome all groups, businesses and individuals to get involved. For details on how to participate by either donating candy, handing out treats in person or simply wishing to volunteer, contact Lisa Fisher at 423-638-3144 to sign up and learn more on how you can join in to make this an outstanding event for area children. Candy donation drop off locations will be available at the Main Street office, 310 S Main St or at the Parks & Recreation office, 456 East Bernard Avenue.
Decorated Vehicle Contest
Having a ride on a hay wagon this year may not be possible but what is possible and encouraged is for all those attending the Candy Drive Thru at Hardin Park to decorate their vehicle. Those wishing to be entered in the contest will receive an entry number at the beginning of the drive thru and be judged along the route by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded.
More Fun with More Things to Do
A Virtual Costume Contest will be held this year and will be sponsored in part by the Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation. Details of how the contest will be handled will be announced by event organizers. The contest will have age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and a family entry. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age category.
Children and adults enjoy chalk drawing in the middle of Main Street. Each year wonderful artists immerge from the crowd leaving works of art on the street to be enjoyed by all until the first rain washes away the beauty - not this year. Everyone is encouraged to draw on their own sidewalk or driveway, snap a photo and post to Main Street’s Facebook page. Make sure the artist’s name is included. All photos will be uploaded to Main Street’s website at the end of the month.
More activities, still in the final planning stages will be announced later in the month. Further details will be provided to the media closer to the event and also posted on the Greeneville Parks & Recreation Facebook page, Town of Greeneville Facebook page, Main Street: Greeneville Facebook page, the Town’s website www.Greenevilletn.gov along with that of Main Street: Greeneville www.mainstreetgreeneville.org .