After cold, wet weather put a halt to Halloween festivities last week, kids can dress up in costume and finally hit the streets in downtown Stephenville from 5-7 p.m. tonight when the Chamber of Commerce’s Safe Trick ‘R Treat takes place.

The event will feature candy booths, a fun zone and costume contest.

The Stephenville Public Library will also hand out free books to kids, and have received more than 2,000 from their “Say Boo for Books” drive.

“Say Boo for Books is so much fun. It’s great to see the expression on the kid’s faces when they see the books,” said library director Mary Meredith. “Many skip the candy line and go straight for the books. We are still accepting donations of new or gently used children’s books as we are expecting over 2,000 kids and we want to make sure every child gets their own book.”

First Baptist Church near the library will hold its Trunk or Treat event at the same time of Safe Trick ‘R Treat and will be included in the path the Chamber of Commerce has set.

“We will have hot dogs and popcorn, games for the kids to play and a cute photo opportunity, and of course tons of candy,” said FBC’s Pastor of Children and Young Families Kevin Allen. “I love the opportunity to be able to let our church be a part of the community, let the community know that we love them and there’s a God that loves them.”