By Lynda Jones, Editor-in-Chief
The Crockett tradition of "Halloween on the Square" began in the 1980s, and once again merchants will treat youngsters to an evening of Trick or Treat fun.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, hoards of little ghosts, goblins, angels, princesses and cartoon characters will make their annual rounds in downtown Crockett, filling their bags with sweet treats in a safe environment offered by the merchants.
In the past, local realtor Charles Arnold has produced a list of participating merchants. This year, however, Arnold is hard at work as chairman of the 78th Annual World Championship Fiddler's Festival of Crockett, slated for Saturday, Oct. 25.
He asks merchants planning to participate to call his office at 936-544-2089 as soon as possible to get their name on the list that will be published in the newspaper before the witchin' hour strikes.
Arnold said, "You don't have to be on the square to be a part of this. You can be anywhere you wish, as long as you feel it's a safe location for the kids. Just give us a call at 936-544-2089 as soon as possible and we'll tell them to come to you."