‘Scott Street Scare’ planned for Oct. 31

The turning leaves and longer nights mean Hallowe’en is coming— and with it the fifth-annual “Scott Street Scare.”
On Hallowe’en night, all the little witches, ghosts, and ghouls can get their candy from participating businesses along Scott Street.
“People love it. They love to bring their kids down,” said organizer Sandra McNay, owner of Masquerade Costume Rentals here.
McNay said she’s expecting about 35 businesses to take part, stretching along Scott Street from Toonies (Pizza Connection) to Safeway.
The 200 and 300 blocks of Scott Street will be blocked off that day for the young trick-or-treaters, with volunteers stationed at each intersection to help the children cross safely.
McNay is looking for volunteers to help out.
“We need people to man the crosswalks, to deliver candy to the stores, and to put up and take down the barricades,” she noted.
Candy and cash donations from local residents, businesses, and service clubs are now being accepted, which can be dropped off at Masquerade or Safeway.
Those who donate candy also can get a sign to put in their window, indicating they gave to the “Scott Street Scare.”^McNay is asking parents to bring out the smaller children early, and for the older kids to come out later in the evening, “to be thoughtful of the little ones,” she remarked.
The “Scott Street Scare” will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. For more information, contact McNay at 274-2208 or drop by Masquerade at 298 Scott St.
In related news, Kitowski Trucking’s spooky trailer also is coming back to the McDonald’s parking lot this year, where volunteers will be passing out bags of goodies to the kids starting at 5 p.m.
After poor weather damaged the decorations on the trailer last year, organizer Kim Miller said they’re going to decorate it differently this year—and the kids won’t want to miss it.
“The weather is not going to destroy us,” she laughed.
Miller said they are preparing for 1,000 kids, with any leftover candy to be donated to the local Salvation Army.