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Annual City of Sedona Halloween Trick or Treat

Uptown Sedona 2013 Halloween Spooktacular fun

Uptown Sedona Halloween Spooktacular fun

Sedona AZ (October 22, 2014) – Come to uptown Sedona, Arizona, on Halloween for Spooktacular fun! All good ghouls, goblins and ghosts and just regular folks are invited!

There will be treats at the doorways along the sidewalks, plazas and courtyards of “Main Street” on both sides of the roadway from the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe to the Matterhorn Shoppes, and from Sinagua Plaza to Pink Jeep Plaza. Many storefronts will be decorated and costumed employees and owners will add to the celebration from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on October 31, Halloween night.

For the second year, a Costume Contest is being sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation at Canyon Breeze Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for three age categories plus groups or couples:  Category times will be; To six years of age at 5:30 p.m.; ages 7-14 at 6:00 p.m.; ages 15 and up at 6:30 p.m.; and, groups of two or more at 7:00 in the evening. Contestants will enjoy prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each contest category, thanks to community businesses and non-profits. No fee or registration is necessary; however, costumed contestants should show up ten minutes prior to the start time for each category.

Start planning now to join the fun!

Grinning Halloween lantern vector illustration.Thriller and Zombie Swing dances, plus stilt walkers, puppets and surprise performances can be found throughout the evening on Jordan Road, near the corner of North SR 89A. Prepare to be mesmerized by community dancers of all ages who are donating time and talent, and to Martha Edwards for producing the show.

Here’s a Shout Out to those in the community allowing Jordan Road use during the shows!

The Sedona Fire District will encourage “Be Safe, Be Seen” by handing out glow in the dark items and SFD fire trucks will be on hand for the enjoyment of Trick or Treaters of all ages. The Sedona Police Department will be on patrol and Community Police Alliance Volunteers will assist at the crosswalks while the Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers will be on hand to help with the Costume Contest.

This trick or treat event began twenty-eight years ago when one merchant decided her child needed a safe and fun experience on Halloween night, instead of wandering the dark residential streets of Sedona. The entire community is welcomed and encouraged to come to this safe and fun location for Halloween festivities.

bat halloweenOver the years this has grown into a local community tradition with a great block party atmosphere! Parents, grandparents and community adults come to “people-watch” and visit with friends and neighbors, many in costume themselves. Measuring success by smiles, laughter and camaraderie, this is a smash hit. So be sure to come out on this hallowed eve for many treats, a costume contest, thrilling performances, great people watching via the parade of costumed characters, and a fabulous sense of community with the essence of small town character.

Parking is available in Sedona Public Parking Lot (on Schnebly Road), along North State Route 89A in Uptown, and in parking lots at plazas and shops in the area.

This free event is presented by the Uptown Sedona businesses and coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program for anyone young at heart. Contact 928-204-2390 for more information.

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  2. Last-Minute Tips to Be Green for Halloween

    This Halloween, Waste Management encourages you to Think Green® and save some, too, by modifying traditional routines in favor of more eco-friendly habits.

    Here are a few tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle this Halloween:

    Start a composting project. Halloween jack-o-lanterns, food scraps, coffee grounds and other organic, biodegradable yard and household waste are perfect items to get your compost bin started.

    Make your own costumes. Put less stress on your wallet by opting for costumes made of reusable or recycled materials. You can find Halloween costume materials from thrift stores or yard sales.

    Use recyclable bags for your trick-or-treaters. Make creating unique trick-or-treat bags a new family tradition, or simply put a pillowcase or reusable bag to good use. Avoiding the plastic jack-o-lantern-type containers will avoid clutter, save money and add a dash of originality to your trick-or-treater’s costume.

    Help keep neighborhoods clean while trick-or-treating. Show gratitude to your local treat-givers by carrying an extra bag to pick up litter in the neighborhood along the way. Candy wrappers can be a big source of trash on local streets during Halloween.

    Give eco-friendly treats. Local organic groceries and health food stores offer a wide range candy from organic chocolates to organic lollipops. Produced using more environmentally friendly methods, these goodies will help you to be good to the earth. Consider non-candy items like pencils made from recycled materials or stickers.

    Walk instead of drive. Rather than drive to other neighborhoods, stay close to home and trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood. By walking from house to house, you can reduce fuel consumption and air pollution.

    Throw a green Halloween party. Keep bins within reach to encourage recycling of plastic containers, cans, paper, cardboard and glass.

    As you green your Halloween, be sure to make it safe, too. Prepare for trick-or-treaters by removing any tripping hazards from your yard or porch and replace burned-out light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescents.

    Have fun and keep safe.

  3. Be safe out there. Parents supervise the kids and have a spooky fun time. Word has it on the street that Page has the best decorated houses and treats. Put your Booooooooooo on!

  4. Elvis spotted in town.

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