Input wanted on ‘Scott Street Scare’

FORT FRANCES—After being head organizer of the “Scott Street Scare” for several years, Sandra McNay has handed over the reins to the local Business Improvement Association.
And now BIA co-ordinator Patti Anderson is looking for input from the downtown business community, as well as local residents, as to how they feel about the very popular event—and whether they’d like to see it continue.
She noted the BIA board of directors is having a meeting next Wednesday (Sept. 27), at which time they’ll discuss whether to go ahead with it or not.
Anderson said she’d like to be able to have more feedback from local businesses and residents to bring forward at this meeting, and help the board make a decision either way.
She added while the “Scott Street Scare” has been very successful in years past, and most downtown businesses participate in it each time, there also are some local residents who do not like the fact fewer trick-or-treaters go door-to-door as a result.
The “Scott Street Scare” routinely draws more than 1,000 little ghosts and goblins each Oct. 31.
Anyone with input—positive or negative—is encouraged to call Anderson at 274-7502 prior to next Wednesday’s meeting. If she’s not there, leave a message.
In related news, Doug Kitowski Trucking will not be setting up a Hallowe’en trailer in the parking lot of McDonald’s this year, Kim Miller reported yesterday.
Miller, along with Kelly Sigurdson, has spearheaded this Hallowe’en activity since 1999.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)

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