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Hometown Halloween back on in Covington this year

The event will take place Friday, Oct. 29

COVINGTON, Va.UPDATE

After organizers originally canceled the popular Covington event, Hometown Halloween is officially happening this year!

Hometown Halloween welcomes families to the spooky family-friendly event on Friday, Oct. 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The initial reason for canceling the event at first is because Olde Town Covington said it couldn’t take on “this massive event.”

Now, Olde Town Covington, The City of Covington, and Covington Parks and Rec are teaming up to make it happen.

Organizers say this will be “a condensed version than in years past,” but there will be businesses participating to pass out candy, a DJ, entertainment and a costume contest.

Businesses that would like to participate are asked to contact Cary Linkswiler at cary.linkswiler@gmail.com or Thomas Smals at tsmals@covington.va.us. However, businesses hit hard by COVID-19 but still want to participate are asked to reach out to Olde Town Covington who is happy to help with candy purchases.

Click here for more information on the event.


ORIGINAL STORY

Hometown Halloween, a family-friendly event in Covington, has been canceled for the 2021 season.

Olde Town Covington, the nonprofit that hosts this event, announced the cancellation on its Facebook page.

“It is with great sadness that we must announce that we are canceling Hometown Halloween this year. Old Town Covington is undergoing a reorganization at this time along with other factors, so it is just not feasible to undertake this massive event,” officials wrote in the post.

The event allowed children to dress up and go business to business to collect candy.

While this event is canceled, the Christmas Parade that Olde Town Covington hosts will still be held on Dec. 4 this year.


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Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.