When I was little, there was no such thing as trick or treating along commercial corridors. These days, it would be difficult to imagine streets like Hertel and Elmwood without the Halloween affairs that families have come to rely upon. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. First, it’s super safe and reliable, with no second guessing. The stores are expecting costumed characters to walk in, and are loaded up will all sorts of treats.
While the kids are trick or treating during the day, the parents get to socialize along the way. It’s a great way to get familiar with the businesses, while spending time walking along the avenue. And when you get hungry/thirsty, be sure to swing by a local restaurant, café, or smoothie operation. Get dressed up, and make a day of it. You now officially have two days to choose from!
Hertel – Saturday October 27, 2018 | 11am to 1pm
Bring your dressed up kiddos to a fun, safe, family trick or treat along Hertel. Some of the great businesses along the avenue will be handing out candy and treats. Look for the Participating Business sign in their window. Costumes are a must! Please leave your fur babies home. We love pets but there is a lot going on that day and don’t want to stress out any animals. Rain or Shine we will see you on the 27th! Be sure to look for all of the scary scarecrows on the avenue, which were made by the businesses.
11:30am: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
12:00pm: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure”
12:30pm: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
1:00pm: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure”
Lead image: Trick ‘r Treating on Hertel | Photo by Tessa Connelly – Tessa will be taking photos once again this year, in front of Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique at 1446 Hertel
Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-Treat
Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-Treat – Look forward to the Halloween season with this year’s safe trick or treating event. Children, in costume, must be ten years old or younger.
The event takes place on Elmwood, and at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church. Participating businesses will display orange Safe Trick-Or-Treat posters advertising “Trick or Treat Here!” in their windows (see inset image).
The Elmwood Village Association (EVA) has put on the ‘Safe Trick-or-Treat’ event since 2001 as part of its effort to create and maintain vibrant, livable neighborhoods in and around the Elmwood Village.