See You On The Square….If You Dare.
Celina Main Street & Historic Square release
Celina Main Street and Historic Square will have a new community event in October that’s sure to create some chills and thrills for those who dare to attend! It’s called “Beware! Of the Square” and will take place on Saturday, October 26 beginning at 6:00pm and will be an expansion of previous years’ “Treat-or-Treat on the Square”. Rebecca Barton, Celina’s Downtown Development Manager, said, “There has always been interest in a more robust event to celebrate fall and the Halloween season. There will be activities for all ages.”
The Main Street Board wanted to provide a different and unique experience for area residents who enjoy the Halloween spirit. One of the event’s volunteer organizers, Philip Ferguson, said, “We have a great downtown and this is an opportunity to do something new.” He added, “There’s lots of ways to create a spooky good time for everyone, and this should turn in to a great new annual event for Celina.”
Kids of all ages will be able to fill their bags with complimentary candy from downtown businesses and other local vendors starting at 6:00pm until they run out. Besides candy and creepy characters, there will be other activities to keep the ghosts, ghouls, zombies and monsters of all types busy during the evening. Some of those include a bounce house, an obstacle course activity for younger children and Halloween themed music playing throughout the Square. Plus, everyone will have the opportunity to learn the Thriller dance! Attendees can also bring their own carved or decorated jack-o-lanterns for public viewing during the evening. Those will be displayed to create a memorable Halloween photo opportunity. Of course, everyone is encouraged to dress in a costume and take a lot of pictures!
If you’re looking for a good fright, the Celina High School Theater Department will be ready to send shivers down your spine! They will be performing their very popular play, Nightmare on the Hill, during the event. Traditionally, this occurs at the high school. However, it will be revamped this year with the beginning of the story happening inside ‘Two 29 on the Square’ located at 229 W. Pecan St. The remaining part of the scary tale will take place at the high school during the week of Halloween. The instructor for the Theater Department, Cynthia Baker, said of the event, “This is an opportunity for those who don’t know Celina High School Theatre to experience their (the students) amazing talent. Adding the prequel to our fifth season of ‘Nightmare’ is right on target for our growing and innovative department.” Tickets for the play are $5 per person and the proceeds are used to support their on-going student activities. The walk-through attraction will be available until approximately 10:00pm.
A free outdoor showing of the horror comedy “Goosebumps” (PG) will take place on the lawn when activities end at approximately 8:15pm. Bring your folding chairs and blankets for ghastly good time. As with other similar Main Street events, this is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
To find out more, please visit the website at www.celina-tx.gov/downtownevents or www.Celina360.com. Those interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteering or participating should contact Rebecca Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan McGraw at email@example.com.