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Pre-Halloween revelers at the Trail of Treats took part in a Scavenger Hunt for free prizes. Above, the winners in the age 0-3 group. (Contributed photo) / October 29, 2018
The second annual Trail of Treats drew a big crowd to South Boston on Saturday.

It was another great day in downtown South Boston as sponsors of the event celebrated a little earlier rather than waiting for the exact day of Halloween (Wednesday). The event was a resounding success.

Under clear skies, downtown filled up with 1,200 people and lots of costumed kids.

The dreary weather earlier on Friday gave way to a gorgeous fall day on Saturday and families enjoyed all the treats — with candy stops at participating businesses, free pizza and water, and free games.

Businesses greeted the costumed visitors, handing out candy and other surprises. Vendors also included other South Boston businesses, non-profit organizations, and the South Boston Police Department.

By visiting, children could enter a drawing for free prizes and receive stamps on their scavenger hunt card at all the stops.

There was steady traffic from start to finish and children were thrilled to be there.

“We were very pleased with this year’s turnout. Many parents thanked us for the event and appreciated the opportunity to get some more wear out of that costume,” said Tamyra Vest of Destination Downtown.

“It was absolutely awesome. We were pleased. It is so great to see the community come together.”

Destination Downtown and the Town of South Boston thank all the volunteers, vendors, and sponsors who helped to make the event a fun Halloween for all.

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