More donations needed for ‘Scott St. Scare’

Hallowe’en wouldn’t be the same without candy and as the clock winds down to the annual “Scott Street Scare” next Wednesday, organizer Sandra McNay said more donations are needed.
“As far as donations go, they’ve been really appreciated. But we could always use more candy,” McNay said yesterday, noting she has to prepare for more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters.
McNay stressed people are welcome to buy candy and then drop it off at a bin at either Canadian Tire or Safeway. Signs declaring you donated to the “Scott Street Scare” are available from her at Masquerade Costume and Novelty (located at the Crozier Warehouse complex).
She also said more volunteers are needed, particularly to man the intersections at Mowat, Portage, and Victoria Avenues where north and southbound traffic will not be blocked off.
The 200 and 300 blocks of Scott Street will be blocked off to east and westbound traffic from 4:15-6:45 p.m. on Oct. 31.
McNay noted she received some response from high school students wanting to work off some of their mandatory volunteer hours but anyone else wishing to help out can still contact her.
As for the event itself, lIttle ghosts and goblins are welcome to haunt Scott Street in search of treats from 4:30-6:30 p.m., stopping at stores while they take in the spooky sights and sounds.
McNay said trick-or-treaters only should go to businesses with signs posted in their windows declaring their participation in the “Scott Street Scare.”
Several service clubs and public services also are taking part, including a gathering in front of Arroma Pizza with the local fire department, OPP, OSAID, Sunset Country Métis, and more.
Anyone wishing to donate candy or cash, or volunteer, can call McNay (274-0484) or Laurie Beadle (274-7502).
In related news, Kitowski Trucking will have its Hallowe’en trailer set up at the McDonald’s Restaurant parking lot next Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
Trick-or-treaters are invited to drop by and get some candy, which has been donated by local businesses.
Organizer Kim Miller also is encouraging everyone to bring along a non-perishable food item for the local Salvation Army’s food bank.