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Americus kicks off Halloween weekend downtown

More than 100 kids came to downtown to take part in the annual trick-or-treating event. More than 100 kids came to downtown to take part in the annual trick-or-treating event.
More than 30 local businesses set up tables to hand out candy. More than 30 local businesses set up tables to hand out candy.
Interim Downtown Director Ben Andrews Interim Downtown Director Ben Andrews
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Kids in Americus took part in a special event Thursday night to kick off the Halloween weekend.

More than 100 kids came to downtown to take part in the annual trick-or-treating event.

It kicked off around 4 p.m. and wrapped up around 6. Kids from 2 to 10 were invited to come out, in costume of course, and take part in the event.

More than 30 local businesses set up tables to hand out candy.

"This is a great event for us because it really gets the children out," said Interim Downtown Director Ben Andrews. "It starts off the Halloween trick or treating season, and it also is a way that our businesses can get their name out there, reach out, give back to the community that supports them."

Organizers said it's a great way for the community to interact.

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