The days grow shorter, the temperature falls, and it’s time to plan autumn activities.
That’s what the Sallisaw Police Department is doing. They are making plans for their annual Halloween on Elm Street.
This year’s haunting but not-very-scary event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct.31 on Elm Street as usual in front of the Sallisaw Civic Center, and around the corner as the event’s popularity continues to grow.
Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin invited all churches, civic organizations and businesses to participate, and not just those in Sallisaw but from anywhere in Sequoyah County.
Halloween on Elm Street, Franklin said, “is a safe, family-oriented event.”
Jessica Robertson of the police department is organizing this year’s event. She is seeking participants and donations.
Participants may hand out candy and other goodies to the little ghouls and goblins who come trick or treating. Donors may donate candy or money, which will be used to rent a bounce house for the children and fill goodie bags as prizes for the games. Because so many have participated in the past, Robertson is asking those wishing to participate contact her in advance so she may assign booths this year.
Groups having a booth will need to provide their own table, candy and a banner or other identifier.
Robertson said volunteers are also needed to help with the games. Many Sallisaw High School students volunteer and add to the fun, she said.
Robertson may be contacted at 918-775-4177.
Robertson asked that donations be made by the first week in October so a bounce house may be reserved, and participants should call her with their information by the second week in October.
Robertson said it was ‘guesstimated’ that 3,000 trick-or-treaters visited Halloween on Elm Street last year.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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