BATESVILLE — Spooky fun awaits you at this year’s Main Street Batesville “Fun and Safe Halloween,” set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The public is invited to stroll the residential and business areas of Main Stret as residents and merchants pass out candy.

The event is a free community activity and side streets will be blocked off, allowing little ones to meander in safety. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

Businesses and organizations who would like to setup during the event are encouraged to email mainstreetbatesville@gmail.com for more information and placement details.

Main Street Batesville is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.  

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.