Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ready for some Halloween ‘Horror’

Tricks and treats abound today

October 31, 2006


Expect downtown Lawrence to be taken over by ghosts, witches, monsters and perhaps a few not-so-scary costumed characters tonight as the city celebrates Halloween.

As they have done during the past few years, downtown merchants will be providing treats and trinkets to costumed children who stop by their businesses.

"This will be my first time, but I've been told there are usually from 4,000 to 6,000 people who come in," said Rick Marquez, who is in his first year as executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., which organizes the event. "I'm looking forward to it, and my daughter is looking forward to it."

Treats will be handed out from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Marquez suggests that people use the city parking garage at Ninth and New Hampshire streets and the two-hour and long-term lots along New Hampshire and Vermont streets.

Here are other Halloween events planned for today:

¢ Before the downtown trick or treating, the Halloween Concert and Costume Contest will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. It includes songs, stories and a costume parade. Admission is $5 per person.

¢ The Haunted Haskell Tour will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Haskell Indian Nations University, starting at the Haskell Stadium arch.

¢ The city has proclaimed Beggars' Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Turn on the porch light to welcome trick-or-treaters.


pagan_idolator 11 years, 7 months ago

I will stay home and hand out candy even though I am discouraged by the dwindling numbers of not only trick-or-treaters but by the number of people in my neighborhood who hand out candy. Halloween was so magical to me when I was a child. I hate to see it go out of the neighborhoods and into the business district.

BabyJay13 11 years, 7 months ago

Spencer and Katie... You guys look cute! Hope you all are doing well.... it was good to see your pictures for halloween this year. I hope you like your new school and you are learning and having a lot of fun.

From all of us at Little Angels Daycare!!

Centrist 11 years, 7 months ago

Do NOT park in the lot behind Talbots. PERMIT ONLY allowed there.

You will be towed, believe me!!

Sigmund 11 years, 7 months ago

How do you do? I see you've met my faithful handyman.

He's just a ... little brought down, because ... when you knocked he thought you were the ... candy-man.

Terri Ferguson 11 years, 7 months ago

where in the heck do we submit the photos from tonight!?

Katara 11 years, 7 months ago

Hot Patootie! Bless my Soul! I really love that rock n' roll!

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