Main Street to come alive for Halloween
October 28, 2011
Sightings of little ghouls and goblins will be commonplace on Historic Main Street Monday afternoon during the annual Halloween on Main celebration.
Businesses will open their doors to trick or treaters and their parents on Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The celebration will also feature singing and dancing in Miners Park by Park City Glee at 4:30 p.m. and a Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade at 5 p.m. that starts at the Egyptian Theatre
Peak Art and Frame will provide a photo booth to snap off $8-photos of the ghouls, parents and pets and Park City Glee will provide some fun and spooky songs and dances at Miners Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Heber Avenue to the Wasatch Brew Pub, until 5:30 p.m.
Pam Dion, founder and coordinator of Park City Glee, said she is looking forward to seeing her group perform.
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"We want to be out and a part of the community, because this is something the Glee kids will remember for the rest of their lives," Dion told The Park Record. "This is great for us because it gets the kids out there before the holidays."
The 25 children that comprise Park City Glee range in age from five to 12. "Some of the kids started out terrified to perform, but now after a few short weeks, are ready to get dressed up and go perform for a live audience," she said. "This type of performance is to build confidence and self-esteem."
Glee will perform "Monster Mash," "Thriller" and Katy Perry’s "E.T.," to name a few, Dion said.
"We wanted to get some songs that the kids were familiar with for Halloween and make it fun," she explained. "They’ll also be dressed up as zombies."
Dion and the kids began putting together the program at the end of September.
"We knew the city wanted a Halloween performance, and we were only able to rehearse one hour a week for five weeks to learn the songs and dances," she said. "It was crazy, but the kids progressed wonderfully and we’re really proud of them. I think they’ve done a great job and they are really excited to perform."
After the Miners Park performance, the Glee zombies will lead the dog parade.
"There is nothing like trick or treating on Historic Main Street," Dion said. "The way the town goes all out to participate in Halloween for the kids is fantastic and who better for the Glee kids to show off for, but their own community."
"Halloween in Park City is truly a community event," said Alison Butz, executive director of the Historic Main Street Business Alliance. "The Halloween festivities are always geared for people of all ages and it encouraged friends and neighbors to connect in Park City."
For more information about the Historic Park City Association, visit http://www.historicparkcityutah.com . For more information about Park City Glee, visit http://www.parkcityglee.com or call (435) 729-0841.