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  • Leaf Pickup Begins on October 17th
  • Chamber Halloween Parade - Sat., October 29th at 3PM
  • Halloween Trick or Treating - Sat., October 29th from 6-8PM.
fall funtimeJoin the Monticello-Union Township Public Library and the City of Monticello Parks Department for an Autumn of Fun!

Teen Pumpkin Chuckin'

Friday, October 28 from 5 - 6 p.m.
See how far you can chuck your pumpkins! At the City Park.
Register at the MUTPL or call 574-583-5643

Scare in the Park
Friday, October 28 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Kid Friendly - PreK-5th grade children
Enjoy scary crafts and snacks at the City Park's Central Pavilion

Stories by the Fire
Friday, November 18 from 6 - 7PM
Stories, Songs, and S'more.
At Altherr Park..  For All Ages.  Dress Warm for the Weather!

If you have questions about an event, please call 574-583-2665.
geek zombie 256The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade will be at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 29 in front of the Courthouse. Registration begins at 2:00pm at Constitution Plaza. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories.

Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29tht from 6-8PM.  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.
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.