Beggar’s Night returns to Albion on Friday

Posted 24 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Albion Merchants Association

ALBION – Children 10 and under are welcome to dress as monsters and other characters and then head to downtown businesses for treats.

Beggar’s Night is returning to Albion after taking a hiatus last year. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Albion Fire Hall on North Platt Street.

The Village and Town of Albion, along with the Albion Merchants Association, are sponsoring Beggar’s Night. Thanks to the efforts of many individuals and groups, including past organizer June Persia, the Albion Police Department, and Auxiliary Police, we are looking forward to a large turnout for the Oct. 25 event.

During this Trick-Or-Treat event, local businesses will provide candy and other treats throughout the downtown area along Main Street and Bank Street. Parents must accompany children on the walk.

This year the route has been shortened but there will still be plenty of goodies! Businesses that fall outside of the planned route will be provided with space downtown to participate. This was done to make the walk safer for the children. Krantz Furniture had added a large Whoville display straight out of the world of Dr. Seuss.

Hoag Library on Friday is also hosting a Halloween party for teen-agers from 6 to 8 p.m. That event is free and includes dancing, refreshments and a costume contest. To register for that event, call 589-4246.