Downtown Guthrie will continue with its annual tradition of providing trick or treating opportunities on Halloween, October 31. Businesses located downtown will open their doors from four to six p.m. to local trick or treaters for a fun community event.
“The Guthrie Downtown Trick or Treat event is a yearly tradition where the downtown merchants give back to the community,” said Tracy Zserdin, president of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce. “We are so lucky to have so many businesses who are willing to get dressed up and join in on the fun. The community really comes together to do something special.”
Guthrie businesses which are located downtown on Oklahoma and Harrison are encouraged to open their doors from four to six p.m. to pass out candy to eager trick or treaters.
“I think it is fun that we have the type of community where we shut down businesses for a few hours to do something for the kids and families,” Zserdin said. “The merchants dress up and connect with the kids all while passing out a lot of candy.”
In addition to businesses participation, local churches NorthChurch and Generations church are teaming up to set up games, provide face painting, and pass out hotdogs. The games will be on 1st street, and the hot dogs will be served at the Gazebo on Division and Harrison Streets this year.
The fire department and the police department will also join in on the fun by passing out candy to trick or treaters. It is truly a community event.
“It’s so great to see everyone come together for this event,” Zserdin said. “Everyone always gets behind the Guthrie Downtown Trick or Treat, and it is such a neat tradition. The City of Guthrie does a great job of providing a safe environment for all involved. Come on down and have a great time!” Zserdin said encouraging everyone to come out and join in on the fun.
For more information on this event contact the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce at 405-282-1947.