The Edmond Sun

Local News

October 30, 2013

Merchants ready to hand out candy

EDMOND — Broadway north of Second Street will be open this year for Halloween because all of the spooky activities have been moved to the Festival Market Place.

Trick or Treat on the Street will be from 5-7 p.m. today. Every Halloween the merchants of downtown dress up and give out free candy to children. This is truly a community event, with the city, local first responders, Edmond Electric and many nonprofit organizations participating. For more information, call 249-9391 or visit, www.downtownedmondok.com.

This year is the first time for the merchants of Spring Creek to throw a Halloween bash.

Area residents are invited from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween night to a Candy Rock Block Party. The free event is being sponsored by the Spring Creek business community on both sides of the 15th and Bryant intersection.

Organizer Terry Cuthbertson said members of Spring Creek community wanted to give Edmond families a place where they could enjoy a safe event. The Oasis Church, 1700 S. Bryant Ave., and the Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 E. 15th St., also will be part of the event.

Steps to help ensure safety include hiring a police officer to work the crosswalk and having volunteers watch streets to prevent incidents there, Cuthbertson said.

Cuthbertson said the family friendly event will include music, Inflatables and trick or treating.

Spring Creek businesses will be opening their doors as candy stops for children 12 and under, Cuthbertson said. There will be stages at multiple locations hosting kid and family bands, and a talent show of Edmond children, Cuthbertson said.

Other features will include a display of sporty cars including a Lamborghini and law enforcement officers will provide safety public education information.

For more information about the event, call Terry Cuthbertson at 341-5200 or visit www.springcreekblockparty.com.

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