Riverview’s Trick-or-Treat Street Celebrates 25 Years

By Sharon Still

Riverview’s largest trick-or-treating event is now in its 25th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19, 3:30-8:30 p.m. and bring the whole family to Riverview High School for a trick-or-treat extravaganza featuring more than 100 businesses, churches and organizations distributing candy and small toys.

Fairy princesses, witches, pirates, super heroes and Disney characters are sure to be among the crowd. Be prepared for some funny, enchanting, cute, nerdy and heroic costumes including some of this year’s hottest costumes such as Duck Dynasty and Angry Birds.

Booths are decorated in all types of spooky and not-so-spooky themes and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories.

“It is always a great time for the adults as well as the children,” said Tanya Doran, executive director of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. “It is truly a community event.”

Beginning in 1988, Trick-or-Treat Street is designed as a safe place for children of all ages to have fun and share in the tradition of trick-or-treating, according to Riverview Chamber of Commerce executives.

“Trick-or-Treat Street is a favorite activity for our family,” said Riverview Resident Anna Schmidt, mother of a four-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son. “We look forward to it every year.”

Donna Lee Fore of P. F. Auto Glass always goes all out of Riverview's annual Trick-or-Treat Street.
Donna Lee Fore of P. F. Auto Glass always goes all out of Riverview’s annual Trick-or-Treat Street.

In addition to trick or treating, there will be a costume contest for children of all ages, a live entertainments stage, games and more. Wristbands will be sold for unlimited play on bounce houses and other inflatable units.

Parking is $5 per carload and admission is free. This year’s event will be presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation and Riverview High School.

For more information visit www.RiverviewChamber.com or stop by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce office located at 10012 Water Works Ln., between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday or call 234-5944 or E-mail info@riverviewchamber.com.