It might get a little spooky when Trunk or Treat Day rolls around Saturday on Madison Street in Port Clinton. That’s when area kids and their parents are invited to an early downtown celebration of Halloween, with store owners and some residents welcoming downtown trick or treating for all the little ghosts and goblins from 1-3 p.m.
The citywide Trick or Treating is on the traditional Halloween, which is Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday morning also has been declared Make a Difference Day by Port Clinton officials, and gloves and garbage bags will be waiting for volunteer helpers at the Jefferson Street Pier at 9 a.m.
“We want the downtown area to look its very best for Halloween,” said Parks and Recreation Director Tracey Colston. “We’ll provide the gloves and garbage bags to help us clean up downtown Port Clinton and the Jefferson Street Pier area.
“Bring a friend and help improve our community,” said Colston. For any questions, call City Hall at 419-734-5522 Ext. 239.
Port Clinton residents are also invited to clean out their sheds, garages and basements on Saturday during Port Clinton’s annual City-Wide Fall Clean-Up. It’s a rare chance to get rid of all of the junk around the house, but only Port Clinton residents are allowed to haul it all down to the city crews at Waterworks Park.
Proof of residency will be required.
There is a short list of items that will not be accepted. That includes television sets, computers and other electronic devices, as well as hazardous waste, paint, tires and construction materials, such as shingles.