Maplesville holds successful Treats on Main

Published 11:23 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Back by popular demand, Maplesville’s Treats on Main was a success again this year.

Last year was the first time the town closed Main Street to allow the community to pass out candy to children. Both years the event has been well attended.

This year, many local businesses as well as town residents set up tables and dressed up to hand out candy to children and youth.

“We like giving to the town when we have occasions,” Christy Hunter of Cahaba Medical, who was dressed as a cavewoman, said.

She said she enjoyed seeing all of the costumes.

“We just love giving candy out to the little kids and seeing their faces light up,” resident Alaina Lovelady said. “It’s easier to do it here where they can all come to one spot, rather than house to house. It feels safer.”

Costumes ranged from scary to fun as attendees walked up and down gathering sweet treats.

Several women had dressed up as witches and did a “witches’ walk” handing out candy as they walked the length of the event area together.

Another group of younger witches were showing off costumes created by their great-aunt Patsy Ratliff.

Ratliff said the family had been working on the idea since last year.

“I have six great-nieces,” Ratliff said.

She offered to make them all costumes this year, after making some of their costumes last year.

“I like the necklace,” Aubreigh Davenport said of her witch costume.

Each girl wore a glow-in-the-dark necklace with a bat hanging from it.

She said she enjoyed dressing up for Halloween.

Eden Lewis said her favorite part of her witch costume was the gloves. She said she likes that she gets candy on Halloween. Davenport and Lewis said Tootsie Rolls were their favorite candy also.

Another family picked “The Grinch” (Jim Carrey version) as the theme for their costumes. April Rhodes, an adult who dressed as a Who from Whoville, said they chose this theme because they love “The Grinch.”

Young Kylie Howell was dressed as a dalmatian inspired by her favorite character Marshall on Paw Patrol. Kylie likes Marshall because he is cute and funny. Meagan Howell said she created the costume with felt.

“I love that you get to see everybody you know dressed up,” Meagan Howell said of Treats on Main. “It’s really cute.”

Aiden Ford, who was dressed as a knight, said he liked the helmet with his costume best.

He was excited about getting chocolate bars during the event.