Albion, Medina businesses will hand out treats for Beggar’s Night

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 October 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – Linda Smith and her son Ryan serve up treats and cider from Krantz Furniture in Albion during last year’s Beggar’s Night.

Main Street in Albion and Medina will have several hundred children dressed as super heroes, goblins and other characters on Friday evening.

The business organizations in both communities are putting on their annual Beggar’s Night event, when businesses hand out candy to children dressed in costumes.

In Albion, children 12 and under are invited to meet at the fire hall on Platt Street at 6 p.m. and then tour downtown for treats.

In Medina, Beggar’s Night starts at 5:30 p.m. Children are urged to line up in the East Center Street parking lot between the Medicine Shoppe and The Print Shop. Most of the business owners will participate and many will be wearing costumes, said Cindy Robinson, Medina Business Association president.

“It’s a ‘thank you’ to the people for shopping local,” she said about Beggar’s Night.

Last year, more than 700 children participated and received candy in Medina.

“It’s fun to watch all of the kids in their costumes,” Robinson said. “They’re adorable.”