Are you keeping your New Year's resolutions?|
Story Archives: Prairie Street gets ready for annual 'Prowl'
- 2013 - 320 articles
- 2012 - 1160 articles
- 2011 - 1177 articles
- 2010 - 810 articles
- 2009 - 779 articles
- 2008 - 949 articles
- December 2008 - 88 articles
- November 2008 - 73 articles
- October 2008 - 71 articles
- October 30th, 2008 (Thursday) - 3 articles
- October 28th, 2008 (Tuesday) - 15 articles
- October 21st, 2008 (Tuesday) - 12 articles
- October 19th, 2008 (Sunday) - 1 articles
- October 16th, 2008 (Thursday) - 2 articles
- October 14th, 2008 (Tuesday) - 17 articles
- October 9th, 2008 (Thursday) - 1 articles
- October 8th, 2008 (Wednesday) - 1 articles
- October 7th, 2008 (Tuesday) - 18 articles
- October 4th, 2008 (Saturday) - 1 articles
- September 2008 - 91 articles
- August 2008 - 98 articles
- July 2008 - 98 articles
- June 2008 - 60 articles
- May 2008 - 66 articles
- April 2008 - 108 articles
- March 2008 - 70 articles
- February 2008 - 48 articles
- January 2008 - 78 articles
|Prairie Street gets ready for annual 'Prowl'|
Pumpkins, spider webs, and twinkling orange lights are beginning to appear along Winnsboro's historic Prairie Street as businesses prepare for the annual Prairie Street Prowl, an event sponsored by Winnsboro Main Street, Inc.
This year's "Prowl" will be held Friday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Prairie Street will be blocked to traffic beginning at 2:15 p.m. to make way for the hundreds of local children ages 12 and under who are invited to come in costume.
Prairie Street Prowl offers a fun family alternative to Halloween's traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating.
Festivities will include a special visit from animals from Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, a "trick or trunk" car show and candy given by businesses in exchange for the "trick or treat" greeting. In addition, children who attend are invited to participate in a costume contest and can enter their names in a drawing for a bicycle.
And while children are encouraged to wear costumes, the costumes don't have to be costly or elaborate, according to Kay Lafrance-Knight, Main Street director.
Kids can use their imaginations to come up with costume designs, Lafrance-Knight said. For those needing suggestions, ideas can also be found at the Franklin Parish Library and on the web.
Four local auto dealers, White Ford Lincoln Mercury, Waller-Singer Chevrolet, Interstate Buick Pontiac GMC, and Dennis Crain Dodge will show their creative flair in the "trick or trunk" show in which the trunks of vehicles will be decorated in spooky holiday fun.
Prairie Street Prowl is just one of the activities sponsored by Winnsboro Main Street, Inc. in an ongoing effort to bring renewal and revitalization to Winnsboro's historic district. For more information call 435-4488 or 435-6801.