On behalf of all the parents who trot out their kids for the Annual Avenue Halloween Parade, I would like to thank the merchants for their time and effort.
We all know no one really buys anything in your stores that day. We all know that it's a chaotic couple of hours of kids, parents, strollers and what-not tramping through your shops. But it's a great opportunity for us to catch up on the latest you all have to offer so we can plan our next visits-with wallets in hand.
Until I became a parent, I didn't know how excited a kid could get at Halloween. By opening your shops and supporting our kids with treats, you're really demonstrating what's best about Oak Park, and especially The Avenue.
Lori Malinski, Nicholas Bango (aka: Anakin Skywalker)