E-T Staff Report

Local businesses are once again banding together to give area children a safe environment to celebrate Halloween.

This year’s Safe Trick or Treat will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, when businesses will stay open late to pass out candy. Businesses located on the square, the Bosque River Center and beyond will participate in the annual event sponsored by the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.

There will also be a costume contest at the Walk of Fame Plaza at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners in different age groups in the categories of cutest, funniest and scariest costumes.