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Gary’s Annual Harvest Festival & Trunk or Treat on October 31st

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, the Gary Common Council and the City of Gary will host the Annual Harvest Festival for children on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Activities will include games, raffles, prizes, free food, music and entertainment, a costume parade and an array of vendors with valuable information from Fire and Police; dental and health professionals, Green Urbanism, Recycling and others.

New this year to the Harvest Festival is the city’s Trunk or Treat. The fun begins inside the Hudson-Campbell at 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with the Costume Parade beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Trunk or Treat will begin at 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the Hudson-Campbell parking lot. The Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center is located at 455 Massachusetts Street.

Parents are invited and are encouraged to bring their children to this citywide event for fun and treats as an alternative to trick or treating from door to door.

For parents choosing to allow their children to trick or treat on city streets, be advised that the Gary Police Department has set trick or treat hours on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Parks Department, and the Commission for Women.  For more information regarding the Harvest Festival, call (219) 881-1300.

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