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Downtown South Milwaukee Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

Print DesignSocial Media Design • Mobile App Design • Event Organization

We organized this hugely popular event for 5 years (we inherited the name) in downtown South Milwaukee; every year saw hundreds of families visiting 30+ stores along Milwaukee Avenue and its offshoots. Businesses owners decorated their storefronts, dressed up in costumes, gave away candy, and offered specials & discounts to all of the kids. We designed a scavenger hunt form, which listed all of the different participating businesses and hung posters throughout the city; we even had a mobile app for a couple years, which was definitely a hit. At the end of the event, we held a raffle, which was comprised of gift certificates and other merchandise that was donated by all of the businesses. We sure miss hosting and running this event, but it was a ton of fun while it lasted.

One event we were proud to add to the list of Rocketober activities last year: a downtown trick-or-treating event.

It was a hit. Hundreds of families took part, supporting local businesses while collecting some candy along the way. Well, it’s back in 2015—bigger and better than ever.

Nearly 40 businesses and institutions are taking part this time, and you can see the full list in the flyer posted above. Be sure to stop at them all from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and visit Moran’s Pub for a raffle drawing afterwards.

Thanks so much to Julie Arnold from Lovenote Creative [Pier Light Media] and James Moran from Moran’s Pub for organizing this year’s trick or treating. This should be a lot of fun.

Be sure to use the flyer as you travel to the various businesses. Either print it, or pick one up at a participating location. See you Saturday!

Erik Brooks

Mayor, South Milwaukee