Trick-or-Treat includes Lincoln Square tour stops tonight

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Event will open at 5:15 p.m.

By The Staff

With the cooler weather finally arriving, thoughts are turning once again to the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square, scheduled this year for Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. Child­ren in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the Tour Stops along Lincoln Square, sponsored by local businesses.

City of Hodgenville will close the square to traffic at about 5:15 p.m.

The event has grown over the past few years to involve more than 1,000 children each year. The Costume Contest, sponsored by the LaRue Coun­ty Chamber of Commerce, has one change this year which should make the event move along in a much more efficient manner.

“For the 2009 event, I am asking that all contestants for the Costume Contest pre-register by noon Friday, Oct. 30,” Chamber executive director Rita Wil­liams said. “Trying to register everyone at the last minute before the contest makes everything way too hectic.”

Categories for the costume contest will remain the same: cutest, funniest, ugliest/scariest and most original. The age divisions are 1 and younger, ages 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8 and 9 through 12. Children only may enter one category in their age group.

Parents may pick up an application at the Chamber Office to register their children for the competition. There is a $3 fee to enter. Registra­tion after noon Friday, Oct. 30, the fee will be $5.

A new addition to Halloween ­Co­stume contest will be categories for ages 12 to 18 and 18 and older. The same categories apply as well as the fees and deadlines.

The community door-to-door treat hunt also is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday..