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Trick-or-treat trails on the Greenway, by the bayou keep Halloween spooky — and safe

(via NORD)

Mid-City families have two sanctioned trick-or-treat trails to choose from on Halloween, one on the Lafitte Greenway and another in Faubourg St. John.

The Friends of Lafitte Greenway and the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission will host Spooktacular on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 6 to 8 p.m. It is a night of costumes, activities and lots of candy along the Lafitte Greenway trail.

In addition to trick-or-treating on a Haunted Trail, the event features games, bounce houses and costume contests. Attendees are encouraged to bring a trick or treat bag for goodies and, of course, wear a costume.

This event is free and open to all. Families are asked to RSVP here.

Tricker-or-treaters on the Greenway’s Haunted Trail. (Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

Also on Halloween night, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is hosting its 15th annual Bounty on the Bayou, giving local children a safe trick-or-treating experience from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event headquarters is in Fortier Park, where children can meet, play, rest from the rigorous bounty collecting, get a water or juice box, and enjoy the Halloween DJ.

Four NOPD Officers will be on duty and will be handing out glow necklaces to children.

Costumed kids will follow a Bounty Route along Grand Route Saint John from Moss Street to Esplanade Avenue and the 1300 blocks of North Rendon and Mystery Street.

Bounty on the Bayou is free and open to the public.

Faubourg St. John neighbors deck out their homes for the Bounty hunters on Halloween. (Mid-City Messenger file photo)

The FSJNA is expecting more children than ever this year and is asking for neighbors’ help to set up Fortier Park for the event, clean up the park the next morning or contribute to the candy purchases.

The setup generally takes less than one hour and will begin at 4 p.m.

For the cleanup afterwards, a crew is meeting at Fortier Park Tuesday morning at 8 am to remove any candy wrappers and debris left behind.

If you cannot volunteer your time, the FSJNA also needs mucho candy or money to buy candy. The donation is tax deductible and can be made by check to FSJNA, or by Venmo (@FaubourgStJohn) or PayPal.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, contact Brenda London at brogerlondon@gmail.com or 504-237-2532.

(Uptown Messenger file photo)

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