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Candy, costumes draw kids to E. Ky. Expo Center

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - It was a night of tricks, and treats, Tuesday at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.

Kids had a scary good time at the fourth annual "Nightmare on Main Street."

"We've always had some form some type of safe trick or treat here in the city of Pikeville, but we got a lot of people together, a lot of different businesses and the chamber, and made it really huge," said Pikeville Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Carter.

Organizers expected as many as 6,000 children at this year's Nightmare on Main Street.

Kids could get their picture taken with their favorite hero or villain.

There was a bounce house and a slide, and even a "House of Choices," which highlighted the dangers of underage drinking.

"We have a car crash scene, we have a party scene, and then on the good side we have graduation, dinner, things that are the positive affects of not drinking at an early age," said Dalton Hatfield, president of the Pike County Youth Leadership Council.

Youngster Mahala Honaker was reluctant to talk on camera, but said her favorite part of Nightmare on Main Street was the trick or treating.

It seems not even a TV news camera is enough to scare kids away from the promise of a sweet payout.

Kids in Pike County will get a double dose of Halloween fun.

Trick or Treat night is set for Thursday, October 31st.

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