be held in the Town of Chesterton from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
So the Police
Commission voted unanimously at its meeting Thursday night.
Police Chief Dave
Cincoski told members that “all jurisdictions in Porter County, including
unincorporated Porter County, have set or are considering setting
trick-or-treat hours for Wednesday, Oct. 31.”
business, members also voted unanimously to close the following streets from
approximately 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to accommodate the crowds
expected at the hugely popular Downtown Trick-or-Treat, sponsored by the
Duneland Chamber of Commerce:
* Broadway from
South Calumet Road to Fourth Street.
* South Calumet
Road from Indiana Ave. to Wabash Ave.
As Cincoski noted,
the issue is chiefly one of safety. “This event attracts a large multitude
of families to the Downtown area leading to a mass congestion of pedestrians
in the area,” he said.
Member Pete Duda,
for his part, had nothing but good things to say about Downtown
Trick-or-Treat. “The event is growing from year to year and it’s a fun event
for the kids in town,” he said. “It’s a joy to see. It’s a great evening.
And it’s a good thing.”
While they were at
it, members voted unanimously as well to approve the following parking ban
for the Twilight Christmas Parade, Saturday, Nov. 24, beginning at 4 p.m.:
on the north side of Broadway from South Calumet Road to Third Street, for
the purpose of allowing spectators the space to view the parade “without
interfering with the passage of parade vehicles and for their own safety.”
The parade will
step off at approximately 5:15 p.m. and conclude at approximately 6 p.m.
Cincoski said that
the Street Department will post signage and officers will be on hand to
facilitate in the removal of vehicles.