The city of Princeton has officially announced that the town-wide Halloween scavenger will be returning for the third time this year. The event is set for Halloween night, Oct. 31, both downtown and at participating businesses. 

This year, Main Street will be closed for the duration of the event – from Ziobros to Newsom's. Booths will be set up along the sidewalk, and children can do their trick or treating on the street. Participating businesses can either set up along Main Street or use their storefront to participate. 

This year will still include the riddles and clue sheets that can be turned in for prizes. However, since the year has been scary enough, the focus this Halloween will be on the people who keep us safe from the monsters. The city will invite first responders to set up downtown with equipment to meet and greet the trick or treaters and give the community a chance to thank them for their service. 

Businesses and organizations who would like to participate are asked to contact Princeton Mayor Kota Young at 270-625-4827 or