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The 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 27 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.)
Community Trick or Treat
  • Brookston-Wednesday, October 31: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo-Saturday, October 27: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Burnettsville-Wednesday, October 31: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Chalmers-Wednesday, October 31: 6:00-8:00 p.m. American Legion Costume Party: 8:00 p.m.
  • Idaville-Saturday, October 27: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Monon-Wednesday, October 31: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Monticello-Saturday, October 27: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Reynolds-Wednesday, October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Wolcott-Wednesday, October 31, 5:50-8:00 p.m.
Other County Celebrations
  • Amvets: 10/27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club of White County: 10/27 Table or Treats, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church Monticello: 10/27, 6:00-8:00 Free Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate, Popcorn, Coffee & Candy
  • Hendrickson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: 10/27, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Idaville First Church of God: 10/31 5:00-7:00 p.m. (inside & free)
  • Monticello Christian Church: 10/27: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Monticello Eagles: 10/27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Monticello United Methodist Church: 10/27, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Monticello Healthcare: 10/27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • North White Jr./Sr. High School Halloween Costume Party: 7:00 p.m.
  • White Oak Health Campus: 10/30, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Creepy Cruise-In/Trick or Treat
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.