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Happy Halloween! Communities cater to kids today

It’s Halloween, and before children knock on neighborhood doors to trick-or-treat tonight, they’ll have plenty of opportunity to collect candy downtown.

Children can get candy from downtown Saranac Lake businesses from 3:30 to 5 p.m. To protect kids, downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic during that time from Broadway at Olive Street to Main Street at River Street. The Enterprise has sponsored this since the holiday event began in the 1980s

The Enterprise office at 54 Broadway will be open for trick-or-treaters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Front-office staff will take pictures of children in costume and post them on the newspaper’s CU photo gallery website for browsing and buying prints. Saturday’s Enterprise print edition will also include a picture page of children in costume at the office.

Also in Saranac Lake, the Baptist church is hosting a Harvest Festival from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and the Adirondack Carousel has a Halloween party from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Tupper Lake will also do business trick-or-treating from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Park Street and some other areas; look for a poster in the storefront indicating that location is participating. The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a Halloween party for kids from 4 to 6 p.m.

Lake Placid has the holiday’s biggest local event for kids — a costume parade down Main Street starting at noon. The lineup begins at 11:50 a.m. on Saranac Avenue. There is also downtown trick-or-treating, starting at 2:30 p.m., and then the Halloween Dance on the second floor of the Conference Center. It’s actually three dances for different age groups: from 3 to 5 p.m. for elementary schoolers and younger, 6 to 8:30 for middle schoolers (grades 6 to 8) and 6 to 10 p.m. for high schoolers.

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