Trick or Treat Party in the Streets reset for Nov. 4

Oct. 31—They're ready to try Trick or Treat Party in the Streets again — and this time the weather looks to be more cooperative.

Following cancellation of the Oct. 28 event, downtown Trick or Treat Party in the Streets has been rescheduled.

It's now set from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

"Everything will be the same," said Kristen Lloyd, one of the event organizers.

One big difference this weekend will be the weather.

"The weather is going to be fantastic, Lloyd said, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 69 in the forecast.

Due to the rainy and windy weather last Saturday, organizers decided to postpone last weekend's event and move it forward.

"We had 15 inflatables coming that couldn't be put in the weather," Lloyd said. "We made the decision to move it to this weekend."

The action is set to be between S. Main Street and Third Street in downtown McAlester.

Everything from a trunk or treat candy giveaway, to pet and people costume contests and a street carnival with inflatables are still planned.

Once again the event is set to begin with a Trunk or Treat candy giveaway in front of the First National Bank, at Third Street and Choctaw Avenue.

People from participating businesses will be handing out candy from the trunks of their cars, Lloyd said.

"It starts at 5 and runs until the candy runs out," Lloyd said.

Other activities, such as using the inflatables that will be set up, entering the costume contests and participating in the carnival games will require tickets that will be for sale for 50 cents each.

"We will have a ticket booth set up at Second and Choctaw," Lloyd said. Plans call for the booth to placed underneath the awning of the building where Keep McAlester Beautiful is located.

Those who want to avoid lines and purchase tickets early can do so this week at Lloyd's store, Common Roots, 111. E. Choctaw Ave.

Action moves to the other end of the street when the costume contests begin in front of Whispering Meadows Winery at 34 E. Choctaw Ave., near the OKLA Theater.

The pet costume contest is set for 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is four of the 50 cent tickets, with all pets welcome and eligible for entry, Lloyd said.

Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

After the pet contest, costume contests will be held for people, with different categories including children, teens and adults. Again, the entry fee is four of the 50 cent tickets, with first, second and third place winners.

Inflatables are expected to be another big attraction, with approximately 15 inflatables expected. They will be placed mostly toward the South Main Street and First Street area of Choctaw Avenue. They include inflatables open to both children and adults, and will require tickets of different amounts for different inflatables.

Organizers are once again are hoping for lots of participation at this year's Trick or Treat, Party in the Streets, which will give participants an opportunity for an extended Halloween celebration.