HYPERLOCAL NEWS HUB BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM
Trick-or-Treating in Cooper-Young
By Nicole Blum/MicroMemphis reporter
October 30, 2011
Halloween is Monday and the Cooper Young Community Association has a few tricks up its sleeves to Halloween more fun for kids and adults!
Sarah Frierson of the CYCA said the Cooper-Young Parents Network has a Halloween event planned for anyone interested. You can get more information on how to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frierson said, "In past years, there were large numbers of parents who stayed in their cars and slowly followed the children from house to house."
Last year signs were placed around the neighborhood to remind parents that it was safer to park and accompany their kids as they went out in search of sweet Halloween treats.
"We noticed an improvement, and the signs will be put out again this year.," Frierson said.
The CYCA is asking everyone to trick-or-treat before 8 p.m. If you plan to open your door for those celebrating, make trick-or-treaters aware by turning on your porch light until you are ready to “close your door” for the evening.
WMC-TV's "Your Neighborhood" section has posted an article about pedestrian safety with tips from The Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Take a Walk Down Nelson Avenue for a Scary Good Time
On both sides of Cooper Street, houses on Nelson Avenue are decked out for Halloween. Ghosts, graveyards...even a skeleton on a motorbike. These decorates dotted the 1900 through 2100 blocks of Nelson. Take a stroll to get into the spirit!
Nicole Blum/MicroMemphis Reporter
Nicole Blum is a senior broadcast journalism major. She is an intern at WMC-TV 5 and works in the Marketing department at the University of Memphis. Send her your story ideas and follow her on twitter: @N_Blum.