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Village Voice - Here's what you need to know about Halloween in Ada

Ghouls, Goblins and Witches Hit the Sidewalks of Ada! The annual haunting of Ada’s Main Street and sidewalks takes place next week!

On Monday, Oct. 24, the annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Ada Kiwanis takes place. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Municipal Building.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will also take part in the festivities with a Pizza Bake Off, featuring local pizza shops and Ada’s own Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips will have chips on hand for snacking.

The chamber is also hosting a chamber trivia contest with great local prizes! All chamber festivities will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Depot.

On Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the children of Ada are invited to bring out their best costumes for the Village’s trick or treat and residents are invited to join in the age old tradition! I

Trick or treat is a fun filled evening for many in the community. Whether it’s the handing out of candy, the collection of candy, or just seeing the change in costumes from year to year, there is something for many to enjoy.

We want to encourage everyone to enjoy the festivities safely. Here are a few tips to remember:

•  Please note for this year – North Simon Street from Montford Ave to St. Rt 81 is currently under construction. The sidewalks may or may not be safely accessible, depending on the work most recently done. Parents may want to check the condition prior to sending children down that street.

•  Stay visible! Use glow light sticks or reflective tape to accent your ghoulish outfit.

• If you are passing out candy, be sure to have your porch light on. This long held tradition is what lets the goblins and ghouls know which houses to visit.

•  Walk with a parent or in groups and stick to the sidewalks! Avoid walking in alleys and streets. Plan a travel route in areas that you know.

•  Don’t ever enter the home of a stranger! Trick or treat at the homes of people you and your parents know.

•  Drivers Beware! Children should look both ways before crossing the street, but we all know they get a little sidetracked. If you are driving on trick or treat night, be extra vigilant when watching for pedestrians.

•  The candy – keep it safe! Don’t eat any candy that isn’t wrapped and sealed and wait until you get home to eat your candy. Have a responsible adult inspect your candy collection before you dig in.

As always, the Ada Police Department will be ready to help with any safety issues on Trick or Treat night. Stay safe and have fun!

The Village Voice
The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaoh.org, or by calling the Village Offices at 419-634-4045.