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Main Street Kingwood to have a variety of upcoming events

KINGWOOD — Starting with the business trick-or-treat event and ending with the Christmas parade, Main Street Kingwood has a variety of upcoming events, according to Board President Bill Shockey.
Business trick-or-treating will be 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at businesses with balloons outside. Last year, more than 800 children attended the event.

He said Main Street is working with After School Explorers and Project Success from 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Craig Civic Center to celebrate Lights On!
Lights On After school is a nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their role in the lives of families and communities.

Shockey said changes were made in this year’s Christmas parade. Board members looked at a way to promote local businesses.
“We took a look at what we might do,” Shockey said. “We decided to hold it on the first Saturday in December during the day instead of the evening.”
He said by doing this, local businesses would be open and could participate in the event. The parade will begin at noon Dec. 1.

“We thought we could build on other events and make the events even bigger and better,” he said.

Main Street is undergoing changes with new Director Mary Hibbs and the formation of committees. Shockey said MSK currently has four subcommittees. Board members are chosen from these committees.

Shockey said board members asked Kingwood Council to appoint its member, Michelle Whetsell, as a liaison to Main Street Kingwood.