Local Halloween events planned for next week

Local Halloween events planned for next week

Halloween events will be happening in Carlinville this year.

Merchants’ Night is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29. Country Gypsy will be passing out candy and playing live music. The hospital will have a drive-through haunted house with treat bags available for hand-out at the end of it. Other businesses participating in the event will be Hawthorn Coffee, Brave Hazel Boutique, Uptown Tavern, Carlinville National Bank, Sun Thai, Route 66 Craft & Beer, Crowe Boot & Shoe, Reno’s, Sullivan’s, Heinz Furniture, Farmer’s Insurance, Panda Express, 109 West and more.

The following businesses will be passing out candy for Merchants Night Trick or Treating on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Hawthorn Boutique

• Hawthorn Coffee House

• Sun Thai

• Route 66 Craft Beer & Wine Bar

• Verticchio & Verticchio Law Office

• Uptown Tavern

• Carlinville Queens (outside Chamber office)

• Charity Baptist (in front of Mother Road Antiques)

• Reno’s Pizza

• Tiburzi Chiropractic

• Michelle’s Pharmacy

• Farmer’s Insurance – Jacob Hainsfurther

• Country Companies – Joey Boente

• Freedom Vapes

• Subway

• Fast Stop (set up next to Fenton’s in front of former Michelle’s)

• Fenton Chiropractic

• 109 West

• Country Gypsy

• Coco Bongo

• Heinz Furniture

• Crowe Boot & Shoe

• Marvel Movie Theater

• 2nd Hand Store (West Main Street)

• Starr’s Primal Meats

• Victory Lane Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

• Wood Duck

• McDonald’s

• Sullivan Drugs

• CNB Bank & Trust

• Boente Shell (NW Side Square )

• Awesome Ink  (NW Side Square )

• Gold Mine Gaming (on the Square)

• Panda Chinese Restaurant

• Billy’s Furniture (at Carlinville Plaza)

• D&D Fitness (at Carlinville Plaza)

• Huff’s Bakery (at Carlinville Plaza)

• Always In Touch (at Carlinville Plaza)

• Gold Mine Gaming (at Carinville Plaza)

• Reflections Hair & Tanning (at Carlinville Plaza)

• It Is What It Is (at Carlinville Plaza)

Several businesses down E. First North Street, at the Carlinville Plaza and down West Main Street are participating so there will be plenty of room for trick or treaters to spread out.

If an area is congested, consider trick or treating in other areas to help maintain social distancing as much as possible.  Participants are encouraged to wear masks, wash hands, use hand sanitizer and check candy as always to use all appropriate safety precautions.  Stay safe and have fun!!

If any businesses would like to participate who aren’t on this list, contact the Carlinville Chamber.

For the safety of the school children, other local businesses have chosen to contribute to and hand out treat bags at the Primary and Intermediate Schools instead of doing it during the Merchants Night of trick-or-treating. These treat bags will be brought to school Thursday, Oct. 29.

Treat bags will also be available to the children who are participating in e-learning, but details as to a pick-up place have yet to be determined. The Carlinville Christmas on the Square committee is hoping to go back to handing them out on the square next year.

Cross Church is having its Community Wide Trunk-or-Treat Wednesday night, Oct. 28.