Many businesses and organizations participated in Treats on the Trail by handing out candy and other goodies at booths set up along the trail. Pictured, left to right, are Clarkson Mayor Bonnie Henderson, Debra Myers, Scotty Gore, Joyce Bell and Bob Vincent handing out full-size Bit O' Honey bars.

Many businesses and organizations participated in Treats on the Trail by handing out candy and other goodies at booths set up along the trail. Pictured, left to right, are Clarkson Mayor Bonnie Henderson, Debra Myers, Scotty Gore, Joyce Bell and Bob Vincent handing out full-size Bit O' Honey bars.

Coats were worn over Halloween costumes Saturday at the second annual Treats on the Trail event at the Ed Nichols Memorial Nature Trail at the Clarkson City Park due to the chilly weather.

Treats on the Trail is a Halloween-themed nature hike in which local businesses and organizations gathered to hand out candy and other goodies. According to the Public Trails Association of Grayson County's director Anya Turpin, there were 40 booths this year, which was the maximum she set for the Ed Nichols Memorial Nature Trail.

Participants walked approximately one-mile around the trail to collect candy and goodies from each of the booths.

In addition to collecting candy, families had had the opportunity to carve or decorate pumpkins and

compete in the costume contest held by Martha Duvall and the Grayson County High School cheerleaders. The Grayson County Public Library had pages from "Goodnight Goon" posted at the beginning of the trail for parents and children to enjoy before they started their hike. The Grayson County Youth Soccer Team also had the concession stand open for those who were hungry for something other than candy.

Turpin said, "Treats on the Trail was too much fun. Thank you so much to everyone who played a role in making it a smooth success. We had amazing volunteers, fabulous booth hosts, and great participants. I truly hope everyone enjoyed themselves, I know I had a great time and I appreciate each and every one of you awesome people."

According to Turpin, over 1,300 people attended the event.

For more information about this event, about the Ed Nichols Memorial Nature Trail, or about the Public Trails Association of Grayson County, please contact The Public Trails Association of Grayson County on Facebook Messenger or call (270) 259-2735.