The "Scare on the Square" will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in downtown Wadsworth, including a “surprise” scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Jack Ollom, executive director of the Downtown Wadsworth Association -- a sponsor of the event -- said 30 stores will participate in the distribution of goodies. A special sign in the business’ window will indicate that it is a participant.
The Wadsworth Public Library will host a pumpkin-decorating contest as part of the event. For more details on that contest, call the library at 330-334-5761.
Other events include a costume contest, which the judging will take place in back of Cool Beans Cafe, and a Halloween-oriented video will be shown.
A food drive for the local Salvation Army also will be held.
At last year's "Scare," the streets and stores were jammed with characters of all kinds looking for candies and other treats.
Based upon the weather this year, Ollom said up to 6,000 may participate.