Downtown businesses will be welcoming trick or treaters this Saturday as the new Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee plays host to its debut event.
Chair Ben Harrison says several businesses are already involved and trick or treaters can plan a sojourn downtown from 10 a.m.
“The Olive Tree, Residents In Recovery, Walking on Water Toys, Cliff Rose for Clothes, Prophet River Firearms, Heritage Optical and Legacy DIY. So people are invited to dress up in their costumes and visit these businesses on Saturday and do some trick or treating.”
Harrison points out the downtown redevelopment plan documents a long-term vision, but it’s important that they connect with the community and build on initiatives like the recently held Pumpkin Fest.
“We really want to be part of seeing our downtown really thrive and that takes leadership by business owners and people that are involved in the non-profit sector and our municipality. But it also really involves engaged citizens. People who shop local and spread the word.”
Harrison adds this first project will be their foray into more activities as they foster more community connectivity to the the city’s downtown.