Kids fill candy buckets at Scare in the Square

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Trick-or-treaters made a preemptive rush for Halloween sweets.

Main Street Square heralded in Hallow’s Eve during the Sixth Annual Scare in the Square on Saturday.

Held alongside the Downtown Trick-or-Treat, kids and parents dressed up as creepy clowns and pretty princesses before filling their candy buckets at downtown businesses.

Vendors also put on games for the costumed visitors. Participants spun prize wheels and played ring toss to win candy, stickers and free T-shirts.

Parent Mark Mires said he enjoyed seeing local organizations interact with his three children and the community.

“It’s been a lot of fun. Getting out, being out with the kids – they’re really excited about trick-or-treating this year. Those guys are excited by just about everything,” Mires said.

Katie Mires, Mark’s wife, also chimed in. “We love seeing the costumes that everybody’s wearing, and the way all the businesses are decorated. It’s been really fun.”

Parent Amy Pierson said she enjoyed seeing a complete community celebrate together.

“It’s nice to see community businesses that support these types of celebrations for all ages – and I’ve seen all ages,” Pierson said. “There’s adults dressed up, dogs, kids – it’s been really fun.”

Future Main Street Square events include the Grand Opening of their ice rink on November 17th and their Holiday Celebration on Nov. 24.

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