Free family-friendly trick-or-treating event to be held at the Robert Mills House & Gardens
COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 — Put on your costumes, grab your candy bags and join Historic Columbia as they bring Halloween fun to the Robert Mills House & Gardens during the third annual Trunk or Treat from 5:30 -7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.
This free family-friendly event offers a twist on traditional Halloween fun for all ages. Community members, local organizations and families are invited to come together in a safe environment with decorated vehicles and trunks filled with candy for trick-or-treating. In addition, kids can trick-or-treat at the front and back doors of the Robert Mills House, enter the candy-corn guessing contest and can participate in a coloring activity.
“Trunk or Treat is a great event because it gives kids and families and safe and unique place to trick-or-treat,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “It’s exciting to see how creative local organizations can be when decorating their vehicles for the event.”
During the week leading up to Trunk or Treat and at the event, decorated scarecrows will fill the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Awards and prizes for best costumes, the best-decorated trunk and the best scarecrow will be given at 6:45 p.m.
In addition, Historic Columbia is accepting scarecrow registrations for businesses, organizations school classrooms and families to place a scarecrow on the grounds. Scarecrow registrations are free and are due by Monday, Oct. 24. Visit historiccolumbia.org for more information and to register.
Trunk or Treat is a free event that will take place on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens, located at 1616 Blanding Street. Visithistoriccolumbia.org to learn more.
About Historic Columbia:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.