FOLEY – Little ghosts, goblins and other strange creatures will once again haunt the streets of Foley on Thursday, Oct. 26 when Hometown Halloween takes place downtown.

The celebration takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more than 20 years, Hometown Halloween has been a Foley tradition of family fun that continues to grow.

The event is a partnership between the city and local businesses, churches and community organizations. As always, Hometown Halloween will include a costume contest, inflatable jump house, obstacle course, food concessions, face painting and a balloon artist.

The costume contest is always a highlight of the celebration. Children’s costumes will be judged based on creativity and originality.

Participating organizations set up booths for activities and to hand out treats. A new addition this year is that booth decorations will be judged based on creativity. A special basket will be awarded to the winning booth and pictures of the booth and organization will be included on the city websites.

Downtown streets, including portions of South Alston Street and East Laurel Avenue, will be closed to traffic during the event. Foley police and firefighters will also be on hand and additional lighting set up in the area to allow participants to trick or treat in safety.

Anyone wanting more information on Hometown Halloween or organizations wishing to set up a booth can call 251-943-1200 or go to