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  • Halloween Parade - Oct. 28th 3PM
  • Trick or Treat - Oct. 28th 6-8PM
  • See Truck or Treat Locations Below
ghostThe Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau is sponsoring the annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging Contest.  It will be held on Saturday, October 28 in front of the Courthouse.
  • Registration begins at 2:15pm at Constitution Plaza, 110 N. Main Street
  • Walking Parade begins at 3PM
Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories:
  • 0-2 Years
  • 3-5 Years
  • 6-7 Years
  • 8-11 Years
  • 12-Adult
  • Group
  • Pet Category (There will be a Pet Parade and Judging with three prizes awarded.)
Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 6-8PM.

Community Trick or Treat at following:
  • Lakeview Commons Assisted Living 10/28 from 5-6PM
  • Monticello Healthcare  10/28 from 6-8PM
  • White Oak Health Campus  10/25 from 6-7PM featuring a Spooktacular Haunt Fest.  Wear Costumes.  Treats!
Monticello Truck or Treat Locations held on Saturday, October 28th:
  • Amvets - 6-8PM
  • Boys & Girls Clubs - 5-6:30PM
  • First Baptist Church Monticello - 6-8PM featuring free Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate, Popcorn, and Coffee
  • Hendrickson Chrysler Dodge/Jeep/Ram:  3-5PM
  • Monticello Christian Church - 5-7PM
  • Monticello United Methodist Church - 5-5:45PM
Keep your children safe this Halloween. The following are tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.