The 22nd annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square is set for Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. The evening of safe fun for area toddlers through pre-teenage children is sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, area organizations, local businesses, and merchants. There is no cost to enter a business for the window or merchant dress-up contest or as a treat stop. The deadline to have your business judged for the contests this year at Halloween is Monday, Oct. 29. For more information, see the Oct. 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.