Main Street Broken Arrow Hosts Free Fall Festival Saturday Night

Monday, October 21st 2013, 11:23 am
By: Dee Duren

Broken Arrow Police and businesses will be handing out goodies in a safe environment in their Night Out Against Crime Saturday, October 26. Families are welcome to trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Main Street.

"We shut down four blocks of Main Street for vendors," said Lisa Ford, BAPD community liaison.

"Over 75 businesses, non-profits and churches are participating in this with carnival games, Jupiter jumps and candy - lots of candy."

Everything is free, from hot dogs to Blue Bell Ice Cream. Businesses decorate and have fun - like Magnum Construction company that uses a front-end loader filled with Halloween treats.

The Broken Arrow Police Department will be out in force to meet and greet the public. There will be K-9 patrol units, bike patrol officers as well as the chief of police on hand to interact and hand out candy.

"We probably had about 25,000 people out there last year, and I had people start calling me in July wanting to participate," Ford said.

A news release from Matthews Ford, one of the sponsors, encourages kids and adults to wear costumes. There will be costume contests for children under 12.