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Downtown will be haunted Monday night

Staff writer

Peabody Main Street Association will sponsor a downtown ‘Trunk or Treat’ event for Halloween once again. The 100 block of N. Walnut St. will be blocked off from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Participants wanting to pass out candy may enter the downtown area at 4 p.m. and park with their trunk toward the center of Walnut St. Trunks and treats should be ready by 5 p.m. when families will be allowed to enter the area.

Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded for the best three trunk displays.

The street will remain closed to traffic during trick or treating to provide a safe environment for spooks and goblins in attendance. Children younger than 10 should be accompanied by an adult. PMSA board members will pass out $10 cash prizes to children in clever kid costumes.

Peabody residents who wish to hand out treats in the traditional way are encouraged to leave an outdoor or porch light on to indicate they have treats available.

The city has rescinded the traditional 8 p.m. curfew for everyone younger than 18. Curfew this year will be 10 p.m. for those 15 and younger and 11 p.m. for those who are 16 and 17.

Last modified Oct. 27, 2016