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Halloween's Haunted Happenings

Updated 21 October 2019
Trick or Treat Night
  • Monticello's Trick or Treat Night is Saturday, October 26th from 6-8:00PM. 
  Review the City of Monticello Events Calendar

Halloween Parade
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 26th in front of the Courthouse.

Registration begins from 2:15-2:45 pm at Constitution Plaza, 110 N. Main Street.  Walking Parade begins at 3PM.  In the event of rain, judging only will be at the Knights of Columbus, located at 122 North Illinois Street.  All participants receive a treat bag.  All pet entries must provide clean-up.  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
Community Trick or Treat
  • Brookston Trick or Treat - Thursday, October 31: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Chalmers Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 6:00p.m
  • Idaville Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Monon Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 5:00 p.m.
  • Wolcott Trunk or Treat -Thursday, October 31, 5:00 p.m.
Other County Celebrations
  • Boys & Girls Club of White County: Saturday, October 26th Table or Treats, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • White Oak Health Campus: Tuesday, October 29th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Creepy Cruise-In/Trick or Treat
  Review Enjoy White County Calendar of Events for October!

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.
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