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Saturday event helps support downtown businesses

Claire Riche loves downtown Augusta and enjoys promoting businesses in that part of town.

Kids trick or treat in the JB Whites Building for the 2019 Support Downtown Augusta Trick or Treat on Broad Street event. (Photo taken from the Support Downtown Augusta Facebook page)

Riche is organizing the second Support Downtown Augusta Trick or Treat on Broad Street event. The free event, sponsored by Mod Ink, Westobou, Redemption Church, and Field Botanicals, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Broad Street between Ninth Street and 12th Street. Businesses outside of that area will have tables set up at the event. “It should be really fun,” she says. Currently, 34 businesses have signed up to participate, including Art on Broad, Riverwatch Brewery, Tire City Potters, and Laziza Mediterranean Grill. Riche states it’s not too late for other downtown businesses to participate.

All participating businesses will give out candy, and a few will give away other items. For example, the Greater Augusta Arts Council will provide parents with bottles of bloody Mary mix. “The candy is only for children 12 and under while supplies last,” Riche states. Trick or Treat on Broad Street was first held in 2019. “It poured rain, but hundreds of people showed up,” she explains. This year, she hopes to have a large turnout, but “I have no idea what to expect,” Riche adds.

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In addition to trick or treating, The Book Tavern and New Moon Café will host a spooky art auction and mini art market in the JB Whites Building, located at 936 Broad St. It will feature “Halloween-themed art” from a variety of local artists, she says.

To sign your business up for the event, email supdowntownaugusta@gmail.com. For more information, click on this link to view the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449068109830668.

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