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It’s gonna be a Halloween party in downtown Clinton

The city of Clinton is planning some special events for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Fire Chief D.L. Webb told city councilors at their meeting last week about plans to close off the downtown to all traffic and open it up to trick or treaters from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The next night will be set aside for live music. Both nights will offer hay rides and what Webb promises to be a seriously spooky haunted house at the fire station.

He said firefighters have been working on the haunted house. He said many downtown businesses will stay open late and hand out candy and trinkets to trick or treaters.

Webb said he worries about children’s safety as they try to trick or treat on School Hill and he is encouraging residents to bring a lawn chair and treats downtown and take part in the party.

Friday night is Family Night for those who don’t want to take part in Halloween events.

Webb said revelers can expect free hots, popcorn and hot chocolate Friday.

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