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Trick-or-treat at Downtown Grants pass this afternoon

Downtown Grants Pass is hosting a Safe Halloween event for kids of all ages.

Posted: Oct 31, 2019 3:55 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2019 7:40 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- If you're still looking for a place to trick-or-treat, you can head to Downtown Grants Pass for Safe Halloween. All you need is a costume and a bag for candy. 

About 90 percent of Downtown Grants Pass businesses will be giving out candy this afternoon, according to the city. They said trick-or-treaters should start out on 6th Street and branch out from there. Safe Halloween will start at 3 p.m. and end when businesses run out of candy. 

The Grants Pass Welcome Center will be handing out maps of the Historic Downtown District until 4 p.m. The center's public restrooms will stay open until 6 p.m. 

The city said Safe Halloween is just another way to bring the community together. 

"Everybody loves it here," said Kate Bortells, a Grants Pass Welcome Center Greeter. "When you bring the families down, especially the small children, it just makes you so happy. The whole downtown, the whole historic district, sparkles."

Kids of all ages can trick-or-treat during Safe Halloween. Some kids said they're excited for a couple of reasons. 

"Because you get candy and you get toys," said Ezekai Hook. He's dressing up as Superman this year. 

Cars will still be driving around Downtown Grants Pass, so trick-or-treaters should make sure to keep an eye on traffic lights and use the cross walk. 

Preparing for Safe Halloween

Rogue Barbers is one of the businesses that will be celebrating Safe Halloween. The owners said they bought hundreds of candies for this afternoon. 

Every single part of the store is decked out in decorations. There's a ghost floating on the ceiling and cobwebs hanging in corner. This is Rogue Barber's fourth year giving out candy for Safe Halloween. They said they've been in the Halloween spirit for a while now. 

"We started decorating more than 30 days ago," said owner Ron Gillaspie. "We like to start early. It makes it a little more festive."

Rogue Barbers is inviting trick-or-treaters to see all of their decorations, especially the haunted hallway. Kids can take a picture in the hallway with spooky skeletons. Handing out candy during Safe Halloween has become a tradition for Rogue Barbers. 

"What we're doing this for is for the community," said co-founder Damion Perez. "We really want to help out and pitch in and make sure everybody is having a good time."

Rogue Barbers will still be giving out haircuts on Halloween. Everyone in the store will be dressed up in costumes. 

Halloween safety tips

By the time many kids go out to trick-or-treat, it's going to be dark outside. That's why the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said kids should carry some type of light around with them. Kids can hold a flashlight, put glow sticks in their candy bucket or wear reflective tape. This way, drivers can see them. 

Kids and parents should be sure to use crosswalks and watch out for traffic. 

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said they want everyone to have a fun Halloween, but they want to remind people that safety comes first. 

"If you see something and it doesn't look right, please call," said Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton. "Make that notification if something doesn't look quite right. Be aware and be alert as things are going on."

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