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Frightening fun Friday

Houghton to hold Treat Street

October 24, 2012
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - The city of Houghton will host its fourth annual Treat Street on Friday.

The family Halloween celebration runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday on Shelden Avenue.

Children can come to the Houghton Police Department at the City Center for reflective treat bags and candy. More snacks will come courtesy of a new popcorn maker donated to the city.

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette
A young Jedi knight and a pretty prairie girl participate in the 2011 Treat Street on Shelden Avenue in downtown Houghton. This year’s Treat Street will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The Downtown Business Association and nearly every downtown business is involved, said Houghton Police Lt. Nick Roberts.

The first 72 children will get a surprise gift provided by Laiti Jewelers. And as always, there will be a haunted house in the basement of the City Center.

"We provide a safe environment to do a trick or treat," he said. "It's what we consider a success for our department and city, and getting to know our community. This is our way of giving back to this great community of ours we call the city of Houghton."

This year, traffic will also be rerouted off Shelden Avenue.

Drivers going west into town will turn onto Lakeshore Drive, where they can get back onto Shelden at Quincy Street.

"We hope not to interfere with end-of-day traffic as much as possible, but there will be some traffic delays," Roberts said.



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