Several businesses in downtown Montgomery participated in the Trick or Treat event on Oct. 26, and offered candy to trick-or-treaters.
This is the second year for the event that was created by Jennifer Skinner, who owns Montgomery Original Snoballs.
“It was an idea that I had last year, that we could get a bunch of businesses to open their doors to trick-or-treaters and show that downtown Montgomery is open for all people, no matter what your age is, and that we could host a fun event that would be free and a low cost to businesses,” Skinner said.
Skinner said 10 businesses participated last year, and more are participated this year.
“The businesses have been fantastic. They’ve been doing haunted walks, photo stops, pets in costume and pumpkin carving contests,” Skinner said. “Each business is able to do what they want with their business, and they can give out promotional information, but they have to hand out candy.”
Skinner said so many people told her last year that this was their favorite event of the season.
Between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended last year, and Skinner said they expected more than that this year.
Sharon Graff owns The Modern Skein, a business in downtown Montgomery, and she and her husband participated in Trick or Treat Historic Montgomery.
“It’s a fun way to give back to the community, and talk to all the people that are coming through,” Graff said. “A lot of them are customers or they are learning about the shop for the first time, so it’s a great way to get exposure.”
Elizabeth Borski, who grew up in Montgomery, brought her son to the event this year.
“I think it’s a good time, and it’s nice for us to walk through all the businesses, and I like that they’re having some community interaction,” Borski said.