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Witches Walk in Tell City tonight

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - There's no reason to worry, but hundreds of ghouls are on the march toward Tell City for this evening's annual Witches Walk. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Tell City will be the hub of activity, but treats will be offered at several other locations. Children and their parents are asked to look for orange posters to identify participating merchants.

Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets will be closed to traffic during the two-hour event.

Attractions include Old National Bank's costume-judging contest at 6:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Main Street and Power Plant LLC, a business in the Swiss Mall, will provide music from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

Parents will have the opportunity to have their children photographed by Danny Bolin in the 600 block of Main and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will have its bookmobile in the downtown to distribute candy as well as information on the library.

Witches Walk participants

The following businesses and groups are participating in this evening's Witches Walk. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and continues through 8.

Downtown Tell City: Fischer's Furniture and Appliance, EverBody's Fun & Fitness, St. Paul Catholic Church, First State Bank, Towne & Country Realty, Danny Bolin Photography, Celebrations, AT&T Wireless, Power Plant LLC, Tell City Electric, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Deer Creek Baptist Church, Roland's Jewelry, Perry County News, Home Mutual Insurance, Old National Bank, Tell City-Perry County Public Library, Flower Basket and William Tell Antiques and Collectibles.

Other Locations: Woodforest National Bank (located inside Wal-Mart), Fusion Cheer & Gymnastics, Orscheln Farm and Home Supply, McDonald's, Taco Bell-KFC, Arby's, Wendy's, Long John Silver, Papa John's, Perry County Ob-Gyn, Moskos Auto Mart, Noble's IGA, Bright Beginnings, Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, Oakwood Health Campus, Ponderosa and Crawford Family Memorials.

For information, contact the chamber at 547-2385.

Official Trick-or-Treating Hours Friday

Tell City, Cannelton and Troy have set official trick-or-treating hours as 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Costumed youngsters will have those three hours to search for treats.

Explosion of Fun Halloween night

TELL CITY - Community Christian Church will hold its annual Explosion of Fun event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. An alternative to Halloween, the event is for children up to the sixth grade.

Legion plans party for children

TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 will have a children's Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the post.

TC Trunks of Treats this weekend

TELL CITY - Tell City First United Methodist Church will host its annual Trunks of Treats event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the church parking lot.

K. of C. Halloween party Saturday

TELL CITY - The public is invited to a Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary chili supper and post-Halloween party Saturday at 948 11th St. in Tell City. Chili will be served 5 to 8 p.m. Karaoke singers will perform 8:30 p.m. until midnight and costume judging will be at 10 p.m.

Halloween pet contest Friday

TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm and Home will sponsor a Halloween pet contest at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is a $1 donation to the Perry County Animal Shelter.

Be safe this haunting season

PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. has free brochures available to the public on Halloween safety from the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children and it covers general child safety tips.

Recommendations include teaching children to remember "no, go, tell." They should say "no" to anything that makes them feel scared, uneasy or uncomfortable. They should then "go" and "tell" a trusted adult about the situation. Children should be taught to be smart, not scared about taking care of their well-being.

For more information, contact Joan Eckerle-Knies or Natalie Bolin at Perry County, 547-8878; Spencer County, (812) 649-2303 or Dubois County, (812) 482-1555.