Meridian Twp. prepares adventures for trick-or-treaters

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Still looking for a way to celebrate Halloween with the little ones? Look no further. Show off your cool costumes during Meridian Township’s weekend full of three free Halloween Adventures. All of these events take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Meridian Police Department located at  5151 Marsh Road. 

The first event of the weekend will be at the Meridian Police Department where visitors will be able to tour the Public Safety Building. This event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cider and donuts will be provided.

“The Meridian Township Police Department hosts this family friendly event as a means to open our doors to display what their police department is and what it has,” said Brad Bach, Meridian Township assistant police chief. “Our police dog McGruff will of course be present for this, as he’s done for years, to visit with families, check out the children’s costumes, and help sow off the police vehicles.” Bach said while visitors tour, they will also have the opportunity to register for prizes, guzzle Halloween treats, and sit in a patrol car.

“McGruff arrived to the Police Department with a lot of experience already in place,” said Austin Dietz, a Meridian Township police officer. “These experiences include the McGruff House and the McGruff Truck which are programs. McGruff’s ability to bond with the public, especially children, proves his worth. So the children are going to love him!”

The second event will take place at the Central Park Pavilion from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Meridian Farmers’ Market will be treating with many different goodies for all trick-or-treaters. There will also be pumpkins available to purchase and carve.

The last event, also known as Halloween In The Village, will take place at the Meridian Historical Village from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All of the Historical Village Buildings will be open for visitors to walk through tours. These buildings include the Farmhouse, the Barnes House, the Schoolhouse, the Barn, the General Store, the Tollgate House, and the Log Cabin. The General Store Building will be offering goodies for all trick-or-treaters. 

“There will be pumpkins that are already carved for kids to take if they would like and basically lots of treats, “ said Patrick Reynolds, Meridian Historical Village’s executive director. “The old general store is always fun though. It has a lot of vintage products and a gift shop for visitors to shop at.”

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