By: Lei Rumley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2007
Having plenty of Halloween fun are Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat.
Still making Halloween plans? Look no further. The Sapulpa Main Street program invites all young ghouls and goblins to put on their costumes, grab a tote bag and head to downtown Sapulpa for some fun, family-friendly trick-or-treating. Trick or Treat Downtown, an annual event, will take place early in the evening on October 31.
Kids will come from all around the Sapulpa area to fill their bags in the safe environment. Among the local organizations participating in this year’s event are the Sapulpa Police Department, Sapulpa Fire Department and the Sapulpa Sheriff Department. To make Trick or Treat Downtown even safer, the streets will be blocked off from Main to Elm. Parents can have no worries about cars speeding past their little trick-or-treaters.
Approximately 40 booths will be set up for families to stop by, show off their costumes and pick up some treats. First Baptist Church of Sapulpa, American Heritage Bank and the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the many organizations that will host booths this year. Downtown businesses will also participate; some merchants will keep their stores open for shopping throughout the event.
Aside from trick-or-treating, many activities will be available for children of all ages to enjoy. The Kiwanis club will be distributing balloons, while the American Legion will spook visitors in its mini haunted house. Kids of all ages will spot scarecrows hanging out on the sidewalks. Do you like to do the monster mash? You might just have the chance when the song plays over the outdoor speaker system.
The Broaddus family enjoys a past Trick or Treat Downtown event.
Organizers of Trick or Treat Downtown are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone attending. However, for those who plan to do some trick-or-treating after the event, it is a good idea to set up guidelines before heading out for the evening. Children need to be reminded to stay with an adult at all times; never stray away from the group. Have a plan in case the group gets separated. Included should be a place to meet. Have cell phones handy and confirm that kids know important phone numbers. Carrying walkie-talkies is also a great way to keep in communication at a public outing.
A less-thought-about Halloween concern is what to do with all the candy that is taken home. Parents should make sure everyone has a full belly from dinner before going trick-or-treating. This might help overcome the desire to eat too much candy on Halloween. An aching tummy from sugar overload can spoil the fun. Many parents go as far as limiting kids to a few pieces at a time. The rest of the treats can be put away and saved for the next several days or weeks.
Sapulpa Main Street’s Trick or Treat Downtown will take place on Wednesday, October 31. The event set-up process will begin at 4 p.m. when streets are blocked off. Trick-or-treating at the event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m. or until all the candy is gone. Do not miss out on the fun for the whole family!