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BIA Halloween Event a Howling Success

The Trick or Treat on Main & Mill was back after a one year hiatus. Unfortunately, Georgetown was unable to hold their event which may have contributed to the incredible numbers that were seen in Downtown Acton on October 23.

Alex Hilson, Acton BIA Manager, says “We had roughly fifty businesses participate in this year’s Trick or Treat on Main and Mill. We were happy to have new businesses participate who were not open when we did our last Trick or Treat in 2019, including Pro-Active Pools and Services, the Mexican Way, Concept Leather, LRS Spa, 70 Below Treats, Black Rose Guitar House, Acton Dental, Titan Tek and Kaia Hair Studio, among others. There is no accurate way to measure the total number of participants, but several businesses told me they went through upwards of seven-hundred pieces of candy. My estimate would be that we had a couple thousand people visit our downtown for the event, which is very good.”

Alex continued, “It was a tremendous day for us. We had no idea how the event would go given peoples’ reticence over the pandemic. We were pleasantly surprised to see the sort of community outpouring that we saw. It was my first time running the event. I am happy to say that, for the most part, it went smoothly. Sarah Brophy-Platts and Royal LePage Escarpment ran a great Pumpkin Giveaway on Willow Street that complimented our Trick or Treat event.”

Acton UP also spoke to Sarah Brophy-Platts who reported, “We gave away approximately 250 pumpkins that were graciously donated by the Ippolito Group through Food For Life. We have such an amazing community here in Acton and people really showed up to support our event!”

Platts calls Hilson the “behind the scenes hero” saying he is “always there to lend a hand and encourage!”

Hilson was full of gratitude following the event. He thanked the “Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce for giving out Shop the Hills totes, the businesses who handed out treats, the town for giving us the opportunity to run the event again and for shutting down streets, and all the volunteers”, Hilson continued, “we could not have run the event without to you”. Finally, he thanked “our community for their continued support. Events like Trick or Treat on Main and Mill are one of the reasons why we are so fortunate to live in Acton.”

For a recap of the day please visit the Acton UP video.


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