COLUMBIA, SC – October 29, 2021 – The Five Points Association is pleased to announce the return of their annual merchant trick-or-treating along with some new activities to delight children in the Midlands.
“The Association is overjoyed to bring back this beloved tradition that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic last year,” says Katy Renfroe, Association Manager, of the Five Points Association. “We have added some extras in 2021 to give it some new life and make it even more enjoyable for kids.”
Held in Five Points annually each Halloween season, children can come to a safe space to trick-or-treat with our many varied merchants in our historic village. New this year is the “Drain the Blood” Blood Drive with The Blood Connection! The Blood Connection will have their blood mobile stationed at the Five Points Fountain, located at 747 Saluda Avenue, on the Harden Street side, from 2pm-7pm. Donors that wish to sign up for a specific time can do so by visiting https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/181265.
The Five Points Association will also have a booth at the fountain with Jarritos soda samples and Boo Crunch Popcorn from Cromer’s along with a myriad of Halloween-themed games. Games include a spider ring toss, Halloween plinko, ghost cornhole, jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, candy corn bowling, witch pitch, spiderweb splat and a monster bean bag toss. All children that play will win a Halloween-themed prize.
“Halloween is a super fun holiday for children, and we wanted to host activities that would appeal to them,” states Renfroe. “Our intent with the addition of games, prizes and snacks is to bring more kids down to the district. We also hope that it may attract new folks to the area that may not have visited Five Points before.”
- “Drain the Blood” Blood Drive – 2pm-7pm
- Halloween Game Playing & Snacks – 2pm-7pm
- Merchant Trick-or-Treating – 5pm-7pm
Participating Merchants for Trick-or-Treating:
- Saluda Avenue
- Bang Back Pinball Lounge
- Drip (house made cookies)
- Good for the Sole Shoes
- Loose Lucy's
- Scoopy Doo (gelato tasting)
- Sid & Nancy
- Sunrise Artisan Bath & Body
- Santee Avenue
- Hair Designs on Santee
- Harden Street
- Bluetile Skate Shop
- Crowntown Cannabis
- The Local Buzz
- The Oops Company
- Greene Street
- Papa Jazz Record Shoppe
For more information on Five Points Trick or Treat, please visit FivePointsColumbia.com. You can also follow the event listing on Facebook @FivePointsSC, Twitter @FivePointsSC and Instagram @FivePointsSC.
About the Five Points Association
As an advocate for the district’s businesses, the Five Points Association strives to guide development and improvements that will enhance the vitality of Five Points. The FPA also works diligently to promote Five Points to Columbia and beyond while cultivating inclusivity internally as a neighborhood. Evident by over 100 years of history, viability and recognition as an iconic locale, the success of Five Points would not be possible without the reciprocating support between the neighboring businesses, support staff, partners and companionship of the City of Columbia and Richland County.
While fostering those relationships, supporting the businesses, and continuously showcasing Five Points and its treasures, the Five Points Association and its Board of Directors continue the beautification, collaboration and development efforts to empower growth, upholding the historic legacy of Columbia’s original village neighborhood. For over 100 years, Five Points has grown, evolved and been an icon in Columbia and beyond! For nearly forty years, the Five Points Association has led remarkable endeavors and continues the legacy of priceless accomplishments.
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