Annual Candy Walk Set for October 30, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

For Immediate Release

Trick or treat, smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!

Unfortunately, changes in trick-or-treating have not all been positive. Since the first reported ‘hidden’ trick in a Pixie Stix candy-straw in 1976, parents have increasingly become cautious of this Halloween custom. Sadly, their fears are warranted, as numerous crimes are reported each year of the intent to harm our children.

On Friday, October 30, the City of Prattville and the merchants and business owners of Prattville Downtown Unlimited (PDU) will once again help children celebrate an afternoon of trick-or-treating—free of worry—free of harm. Toddlers through second-graders can trick-or-treat from 4-5 p.m.; the walk begins at City Hall. All children who are participating in the event are asked to bring a non-perishable canned food to be donated to AICC.

For more information, please call the City of Prattville’s Special Events Director, Kellie Cook, at 358-0297.