Haunting of Olde Towne set for October 29

The streets of Clinton’s Olde Towne will once again be filled with ghouls, ghosts and goblins when the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual “Haunting of Olde Towne.”

The Haunting of Old Towne, typically known as H.O.O.T., will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 6 until 8 p.m.

The City of Clinton Parks and Recreation Department is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic leading up to the Haunting of Olde Towne on October 29. Decisions to adjust the schedule or cancel will be in accordance with directives from the Governor’s office in compliance with executive orders.

Should the weather or COVID-19 require postponement, the Parks and Recreation director, along with City leadership, will make a decision on whether to continue with the Haunting of Olde Towne by noon on Thursday, October 29.  It is the full intention of Parks and Recreation Department to proceed with hosting this event, but it will only be done if it is safe for families to come and enjoy.

Attendees are invited to stop inside the Police Department for Monster Mugshots and Spooky Selfies. Dispatchers and police officers have added extra spooky treats for residents to enjoy throughout the evening.

The Haunting of Olde Towne will have two entrances this year, with one being on Leake Street in front of Meme’s Bakery and the other on Main Street beside City Hall.

The Haunting of Olde Towne will necessitate several street closures. Jefferson Street from Main Street to Leake Street will close at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, to allow staff to set up for the event.

Leake Street and Main Street will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for the event. Gates open to the public at 6 p.m.

There will be lots of candy and toys for everyone participating in the games, and age-appropriate prizes will be given to contest winners. The cost for the event is $2 per person.

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