CLEVELAND, OH - The City of Cleveland is encouraging families with children 12 and under to attend its annual Big City Boo celebrations held at city recreation centers from 6-8 p. m. Saturday Nov. 3rd.
The City of Cleveland is also asking that families to refrain from trick or treating in the interest of safety.
"This decision comes out of an abundance of caution to help keep our residents and children safe from harm as we work to resolve the fallout from Hurricane Sandy" said Mayor Jackson. "We will continue to work to identify and mitigate the risks from power lines and restore power to our residents."
This annual event provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for Cleveland's children.
Parents, guardians and caregivers can take their children 12 and under to the City's recreation centers for Halloween treats, games, contests and other family friendly activities. Residents can contact their neighborhood recreation centers for more information.
Click here for a list of recreation centers.
All of these events are free and open to the public.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has asked residents to refrain from trick-or-treating after a 12-year-old girl was critically injured by a downed power line after Hurricane Sandy rolled through Northeast Ohio earlier this week.