Berlin’s Main Street Will Close On Halloween For First Time

Berlin’s Main Street Will Close On Halloween For First Time
Berlin's Washington Street is pictured in a previous Halloween. File Photo

BERLIN — Trick-or-treating in Berlin is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.

For the first time ever on Halloween, in the interest of pedestrian safety, Main Street will be closed to traffic from its intersection with West Street to its intersection with Tripoli Street.

Candy scanning, which has previously been done at the police station, will be offered at Berlin Town Hall from 5-7:30 p.m. with the help of volunteers from the Berlin Lioness Club.

“We get a lot of questions about when candy scanning is going to happen,” Town Administrator Laura Allen said. “I know lots of families who say they appreciate the town doing that.”

Those who are in town for trick-or-treating are encouraged to gather in front of the Atlantic Hotel at 6 p.m., where Berlin Economic Development Director Ivy Wells says, “something thrilling” will take place.

Trick-or-treaters are also reminded to explore Washington Street where residents each year adopt a theme, which this year will be the National Fright League featuring a spooky take on professional football.

About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.