WORTHINGTON – To discourage large-scale Trick-or-Treating, the city of Worthington and the Worthington Police Department will not be closing Smith Avenue this year on Halloween. For the past several years, the police department and public works have closed off Smith Avenue, on which residents of the area had more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters on the spookiest of evenings.
Instead, all ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards should head to one of the two Halloween Spooky Safe Spectacular events being sponsored by Radio Works, the Worthington Area YMCA and Friends of the Auditorium, as well as other area business.
On Friday, October 30, the YMCA will host some spooky fun at Pioneer Village from 5 to 7 p.m. We’ll release more details about that as they become available.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, families can drive through the Worthington Memorial Auditorium parking lot to view spectacular and spooky decorations and costumed characters provided by sponsors and the Friends of the Auditorium. A bag of treats will be distributed at the end of the route.
Any groups or businesses that would like to get involved with these great events should contact the Y at 376-6197 or the Auditorium at 376-9101.