by Kalie Ammons
Looking for a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween with the kids? Look no farther than Chippewa Street (Roann’s “main drag”). The community will be closing off the street and filling it with family-friendly activities from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
The Community Building will be serving hot dogs, chips and drinks for those stopping by. There will be children’s games, a bounce house, a cakewalk and a chance to look inside the old cabins and jailhouse and plenty of treats. Hayrides will also be offered.
A costume contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Participants (up to seniors in high school) will march down the center of the street to show off their costumes.
The shops will also be open late to accommodate parents who might want a break from the spooky happenings.
Community members are welcome to bring lawn chairs and pass out candy along the edge of the street.
This is a community event, brought together by Roann’s churches, merchants and Lion’s Club to give Roann more options to celebrate a happy safe Halloween.