Call for volunteers for a neighborhood Halloween event

We’re working on two events for Halloween evening.  A neighborhood resident and parent came up with a great to make trick or treating safer for neighborhood kids.  To make this idea work, we need help!

Here’s the plan:  busy intersections will be marked with signs and decorations to make drivers aware that they’re passing through a residential neighborhood during official City trick or treat hours.  Volunteers would be posted at intersections to help make sure that kids cross safely, and to hand out candy to safe drivers.  The more volunteers we get, the more intersections can be included.  If your street has a lot of kids and a busy intersection, please consider helping out!

The second event is an open house at the PHCA office.  We’ll have a make-and-take Halloween activity for kids, and refreshments for everyone.

For more information, or to volunteer or donate items, call the PHCA at 412.681.1950, or email  And please share this with anyone else you know who might be interested in helping.  Let’s make this a great Halloween evening!

(Above:  kids during the PHCA Halloween event in 2010.  Photo by Mark Knobil)