On the prowl: Halloween fun brewing for Broad Street Trick-or-Treat

KershawHealth and the Downtown Camden Guild (DCG) are gearing up for this year’s Broad Street Trick-or-Treat to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in downtown Camden.

The DCG has partnered not only with KershawHealth but with the Kershaw County Recreation Department’s (KCRD) Trick-or-Treat Trail in hopes to bring an even larger event to the downtown area this year. DCG President Edward Hinson said there were an estimated 3,000 people at last year’s inaugural event.

“KershawHealth is pleased to step forward as the title sponsor for this event and provide financial support because we believe offering children a safe environment for Halloween fun helps further our mission of caring for the health and well-being for the people of the community,” said Joseph Bruce, director of marketing for KershawHealth.

Broad Street will be closed to traffic during the event so that families may take part in the trick-or-treating and fun-filled activities. The event will include candy, games, music, magicians, balloon artists, face painting and much, much more.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume and join in the festivities with the chance to win the costume contest held in front of the King Haiglar clock tower at the intersection of Broad and Rutledge streets.

“This is a great family-oriented event that brings about community pride and focuses on the importance of our downtown. We are excited to partner with KershawHealth in bringing trick-or-treating back to Broad Street again this year,” said Wade Luther, Camden’s downtown manager.

“This event was the first of many successes for the DGC last year, and it enabled us to do many things for downtown, including our jockey silk public art project,” said Hinson. “We hope to continue that streak this year.”

The DCG and KershawHealth extend invitations to area businesses and community organizations who would like to participate. For more information, contact Whitney Hinson, KershawHealth outreach manager, at 424-0461 or e-mail whinson@kershawhealth.org.
(In the event of inclement weather, Rhame Arena is scheduled as the rain-out location for the event.)

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