Monday, October 24, 2011

City of Rolla makes Halloween festivities safe and fun for all

The City of Rolla will host numerous festivities on Halloween night Monday, Oct. 31 by passing out candy, hosting costume contests and making the community feel welcome at The Centre, Rolla Police Department, Rolla Fire Department, and at City Hall.

The Centre – Rolla’s 63,000-square-foot Health and Recreation Complex, will kick off the evening with their annual Fall Costume Contest between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Show off your costumes and you will receive a treat. Costumes will be judged according to age groups and winners will receive Centre gift certificates. Categories include Original/Most Creative and Movie/Storybook Character in the following age divisions: 0-3; 4-7; 8-11; 12-16 and 17 and older. Be sure to stop by The Centre at 1200 North Holloway or call 341-2FUN for more information.

The Rolla Police Department will be handing out candy Halloween night beginning at 5 p.m. at RPD Headquarters located at 1007 North Elm Street. Police headquarters are located one block north of City Hall. Rolla Fire and Rescue will hand out candy and host a child friendly haunted house inside Eugene Northern Community Hall at Fire Station #2 on Halloween night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fire Station #2 is located at 400 West Fourth Street. The haunted house is free and open to the public.

Members of the Administration and Public Works departments will also be greeting the public and passing out candy in the lobby of City Hall (901 N. Elm Street) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Your children’s safety and the safety of the public is the City’s number one priority on Halloween night,” said Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks. “Please stay safe while you are enjoying the various festivities around town.”    

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