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Jessamine Journal costume contest kicks off Halloween tradition on Main

Though Spooky Time on Main has been a long-standing tradition, this is the first year The Jessamine Journal has sponsored a costume contest for children 12 and under. 

Main Street from Oak to Chestnut Street will be closed from 5:30 to 8 p.m on Monday, Oct. 31, for the spooky festivities that will include treats being passed out from 6 to 8 p.m., “Thriller” performances by Mindy’s Jessamine School of Classical Dance at 6 and 7 p.m. and The Jessamine Journal Costume Contest that begins at 5 p.m. at the Courthouse.

Participants for the contest must show up by 5 p.m. to receive a sticker that will allow them to line up with their age group. Age groups will consist of 0 to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years.

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costume. Winners of the contest will be announced at 5:30 p.m. 

“I think its going to add a new level of excitement for the kids of Jessamine County, to start off Spooky Time on Main with our costume contest,” said Trina Dunaway, customer service representative for the Jessamine Journal and kick-starter for the costume contest. “It benefits Jessamine County when businesses get more involved with the youth in the county.”