The Douglas County Courthouse will be filled with ghosts, goblins, ballerinas, superheroes, and laughter Halloween afternoon, Thursday, Oct. 31, as Douglas County employees renew their annual Trick-or-Treating event in the Courthouse for kids ages 12 and under. This is the 9th year of this holiday tradition.
Any child aged 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, is welcome to go through the Courthouse and trick-or-treat (all treats) in offices that will be marked with a smiling jack-o’-lantern on the door. Costumes are encouraged!
Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse will be on Halloween afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (no early starts allowed so that the offices can get ready for the kids). Early arrivals may wait inside Citizen’s Hall until 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the Courthouse offices, SafeKids Douglas will have Halloween and other safety information to give to kids and parents; Your Fired Creations will have a craft activity; the Libraries of Douglas County will have fun information; and the Douglas County Animal Shelter will have pets for adoption - maybe even a black cat or two! Other local businesses and services will also have tables where kids can get treats.
Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse has free admission and is open to the public. An estimated 1000 people participated in 2012. Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications and Community Relations. The purpose of Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse is to bring the community closer together, and provide a safe place where children can trick-or-treat and have fun.