Polish Village’s Treat & Greet

Saturday, October 21th, 2023, Polish Village will hold their 13th Annual Treat & Greet from 11 AM to 2 PM. Treat & Greet is an extremely popular community event. Each year it attracts more and more participants from our area and the surrounding communities. This is a great, safe, free, fun family event.

The children, accompanied by an adult, trick-or-treat the businesses located in the Polish Village business district along Ridge Rd., from Pearl & Ridge to Ridge & Thornton. In addition to the treats at businesses, each family will receive a Passport with the names and addresses of the participating businesses. As the family trick-or-treats the businesses they receive a stamp at each of the participating business. When the children are finished, or the adults become exhausted, the Passports are turned into the headquarters, located this year at 5767 Ridge Rd. For each 10 businesses visited and passport stamped, the adult receives one ticket for entry in a raffle for an array of prizes, like gift baskets and gift certificates from local merchants. 

This event is held during daylight hours. The upside for businesses is they receive foot traffic from people who don't normally shop their stores. This gives businesses the opportunity to introduce themselves to new potential customers. Many of the merchants supplement the candy with coupons, or other treats for both children and the adults. Some shops also dress in costume. 

Last year Polish Village Parma, a qualified 501(c)3, purchased over 100,000 pieces of candy for this event from funds received through donations, or fund raising. This event is free and open to the public, residency is not required. It is a great way for families to herald the fall season in a safe friendly environment, and a great way to celebrate the community with your friends, neighbors and shop keepers.

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023