Halloween is right around the corner, and that means the Sallisaw Police Department’s Halloween on Elm Street is not too far away either.
Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin said that ghouls and goblins can expect lots of fun at this year’s event. “It's just a great place to come, especially to bring children,” Franklin said. “It’s a safe environment.”
Franklin said one of the aspects that makes this event so special is that so many businesses, churches and civic groups in the community come together so that the children in the community have a safe, fun place to trick-or-treat for Halloween.
“We’re fortunate at the police department to get to call it ours,” he said. “But we couldn’t do it without everybody’s help.
“There is a lot of work and a lot of time involved, but it is a great event,” he added.
Kids can enjoy bounce-arounds in front of the police department, and Immanuel Baptist Church is once again offering free hot dogs for participants. Elm Street, from Cherokee to Chickasaw, will be blocked off, as will Chickasaw in front of the police department, according to Franklin.
Katie Horton at the police department coordinates this event, and if your business, church or civic organization would like to have a table and pass out candy, you’re asked to contact Katie at the Sallisaw Police Department at 918-775-4141.
Halloween on Elm Street is a safe way for kids to trick or treat and bring the community together. This fun event will be held on Halloween, next Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 pm. The set-up for businesses is from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
The Sallisaw Police Department hopes to make this year’s event bigger and better than it’s ever been before. They expect several thousand children and parents to enjoy Halloween On Elm Street.
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