Peabody Main Street Association once again will sponsor a downtown “Trunk or Treat” event for Halloween. The 100 block of N. Walnut St. will be blocked off from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Participants wanting to pass out candy should be ready to enter the downtown area at 4 p.m. and park with their trunk toward the center of Walnut Street. Prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be given for best-decorated trunk or display.
The street will remain closed to traffic during trick or treating to provide a safe environment for families in attendance.
Peabody American Legion Auxiliary also will host a Zombie Hay Rack Ride from 5 to 8 p.m. Two hay wagons will carry passengers from a loading area at Santa Fe Park to Peabody City Park where ghosts, spooks, and zombies will be gathered for a scary-good time.
Children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to go on the rides, but a non-perishable food item would be appreciated. They will be donated to Peabody Food Bank.
Peabody residents who wish to hand out treats in the traditional way are encouraged to leave an outdoor or porch light on for trick-or-treaters.