Demorest Hosts Tricks & Treats Event for the Public

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Team Piedmont came to the Tricks & Treats event for photo opportunities with kids and candy PHOTO // Samantha Carvallo

Samantha Carvallo, Design Editor

To end Halloween off with a bang, the city of Demorest hosted a Tricks and Treats event for the second time since COVID-19 and it was a hit. The event consisted of live music, food and drink vendors, bouncy castles and a visit from the local fire department. Multiple families from Clarkesville, Cornelia and Demorest gathered together and enjoyed quality time with their children while they visited each vendor. Piedmont University students were also asked to help with event activities. Art club was set up in the Mason Scharfenstein Museum with face painting and halloween candy.

“We had 307 people come to the museum for candy,” said professor and campus museum curator Rebecca Brantley. “So many people came in and out throughout the night.”

Team Piedmont was also set up with a Wizard of Oz themed booth with Leo the Lion so incoming families could take pictures. 

“We had Dorthy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Lion–the whole gang was set up at our booth,” said sports communications major Silas Sandles. “This is Demorest’s second year having this event and I think it is really cool.”

The vendors in attendance had a variety of snacks to choose from. Boiled peanuts, hot dogs, chips, s’mores, hot chocolate and beer (with ID) were available for purchase, along with free candy of course.

“This was planned by the city and the Downtown Development Authority, so vendors were selected by them,” said Temperance Coffee Shop owner Lawrence Bridges. “This is a spectacular turnout compared to what we have had in the past.”

The Tricks & Treats event went from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and was the perfect way to end the spooky season in this small town.