Polish Village's Treat & Greet Recap
This year’s Treat & Greet fell on Saturday, October 23rd. It was a cool, overcast morning, and as the day moved forward the weather cooperated, the sun was shining and the kids accompanied by adults grew in volume. This event has occurred for the last ten years, with one cancellation due to the pandemic. Several volunteers work diligently to bring this to the community. Supply chain issues, higher costs of candy, printing and decorations, and less donors were experienced this year. But through all this, the Polish Village Parma non-profit volunteers, with the assistance of Ward 2, Councilwoman Debbie Lime persevered.
New this year, as you drive through the business district of Polish Village you’ll see multiple large flower pots lining the main street, decorated for the season by the Polish Village volunteers.
This free safe family friendly event is a win, win situation for children, accompanying adults, small businesses, and the community at large. Children experience the joy of dressing up and getting candy. Adults get to visit local businesses in the area, that they may not have known existed, in addition to participating in a raffle where this year 18 prizes were awarded with a value of $50 or more. Participating businesses in Polish Village get the opportunity to show the adults what they have to offer, in the hopes of encouraging return business. The last few years the police and fire department have also participated, as well as U.H. Parma.
Due to the success of Treat & Greet the Polish Village volunteers and participating businesses are in the process of planning Christmas in Polish Village, to occur mid-December. Stay tuned for details. Follow Polish Village Parma on Facebook for further information.
Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.