Halloween is all about tricks and treats, but treats don’t always have to be candy corn, lollipops and chocolate bars.
This year’s annual Main Street Zephyrhills Halloween Howl on Fifth Avenue will give out what organizers are calling a “novel” treat … an actual novel.
As part of a local reading initiative started by Bee Bully-Free, hundreds of free books will be given away in front of the Goin’ Postal location during Halloween Howl, set for Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., in downtown Zephyrhills.
The Bee Bully-Free mascot, Smurphy, will be on hand as well. Smurphy is described as a “good kind of bully,” an English bulldog, that is.
The idea to give out books during Halloween came from the son of Bee Bully-Free founder M.J. Price, Bodhi Price. The 7-year-old read 254 books over the summer to help overcome a learning challenge.
Halloween Howl is free, although a Hair-Raising Hayride will be available for $2.
For more information, call Main Street Zephyrhills at (813) 780-1414, or visit MainStreetZephyrhills.org.