While Scott Street will be alive with little ghosts and goblins on Hallowe’en night during the “Scott Street Scare,” Kitowski Trucking will carry on its tradition of having a spooky trailer where costumed youngsters can get treats, too.
Starting at 5 p.m. next Wednesday, a trailer decorated with music, lights, and scary surprises will be at the McDonald’s Restaurant parking lot, where volunteers will be handing out bags of goodies to trick-or-treaters.
“This year, we’re requesting people bring a non-perishable food item along,” said organizer Kim Miller. “I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea. This way, the Salvation Army can really get a jump start and know what they’ll need for Christmas.
“Why can’t we collect twice a year?” she added, referring to the Christmas food drive.
While the Hallowe’en trailer had been set up on Scott Street last year, Miller said she decided to move it back to the west end, where it was in 1999.
“McDonald’s loves us to do it there--it’s a kid-oriented site,” she remarked.
Miller noted local businesses have been generous in donating candy or cash to buy candy. “Everyone who has given will have their name on a piece of paper in every bag,” she said.
Miller said she usually prepares for about 1,000 trick-or-treaters.
“But every year, we have some left over to give to the Salvation Army,” she added. This candy goes into holiday hampers.”
And with that much candy, bagging it can be a big job, admitted Miller.
“We’ll be bagging it Thursday at the Red Dog at 7 p.m. so if anyone wants to come out and help, that would appreciated. It’s a big job but it’s fun, too,” she said.