Prattville Candy Walk offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating

Fall window dressing at Carol Brooks Home & Holiday Shoppe in downtown Prattville - Photo by Marc Parker
Fall window dressing at Carol Brooks Home & Holiday Shoppe in downtown Prattville - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – 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.

Numerous crimes are reported each year of the intent to harm children during Halloween. But, with Candy Walk, parents can breathe easy and not worry about the possible dangers of taking their little ones to unfamiliar neighborhoods.

Toddlers through second-graders can trick-or-treat from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and the walk begins at Prattville City Hall.

Prattville Mayor Jim Byard Jr. explained that both the parents and the children can benefit from Candy Walk.

“The Candy Walk is our annual event that has become a safe and secure alternative to the traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating,” Byard said. “We (downtown merchants and business folks) look forward to welcoming the ghouls and goblins for this family fun event each year.”

All children participating in the event are asked to bring a non-perishable canned food item to be donated to the Autauga Interfaith Care Center.

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

Article by Melissa Parker

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2 thoughts on “Prattville Candy Walk offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating”

  1. This is the first I’ve heard of “numerous crimes are reported each year with the intent to harm children”. How about numerous rumors? Since I was a kid, I’ve heard of a few incidences where some idiot stuck something in an apple. That’s it. What parent is going to let their kid eat an apple from their trick-or-treat bag? We all grew up with that one. And nobody gives out apples or fruit or homemade anything for fear that somebody will get sick and come back to sue them even if it wasn’t ‘their’ treat that made the kid sick! I’m a stickler for inspecting my kids’ bags first. But I won’t rob them of the good old-fashioned Trick-Or-Treating tradition. We stay in our neighborhood, and their grandparents’ neighborhoods. People we see when we go for walks.
    If people would turn off their TV’s now and then things would be different.

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