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Scare on the Square set for Saturday
Valencia Houston, 6, center, gives brother Dorian, 4, a sip of her drink while enjoying last year's Scare on the Square with fellow siblings Jaylen Brunson, 2, front of stroller, and Madison Pearsall, 1. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

On Saturday, from 4:30-9 p.m., Main Street Statesboro and official sponsor Zaxby's present this year's event downtown.

Scare, which is being billed as the spookiest one yet, promises to be a fun time for people of all ages.

The event features hayrides, a scarecrow-decorating contest, costume contests, a haunted house, candy in the form of a "trunk-or-trea," and the signature "Thriller" dance.

Dr. Brent Wolfe's student volunteers have played a major role in planning Scare this year.

"My student volunteers have been working diligently on this event for two months and have done a fantastic job," he said. "We've thrown some new twists on some of the activities from previous years that we're certain children and their families, as well as those seeking a little bit of adventure will enjoy."

More than 25 local vendors will also be on hand selling food and merchandise.

Parking and admission are free to the general public.

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