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Another Great Family Event for Bricktown - "Brick or Treat"

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I continue to be impressed by the promotions being launched by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. since it took the reins at the Bricktown Association. I was skeptical of the set-up prior to its start, and I’m delighted to see just how wrong I was in thinking this change would be the detriment of the district.

Credit for “Brick or Treat” goes to Chad Huntington, general manager at Bricktown Water Taxi, who wanted to see the district become a destination for families during the Halloween season. It’s a great idea – downtown Edmond has successfully drawn thousands to its annual trick or treating festivities. Bricktown should be an even better draw when “Brick or Treat” takes place 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th, throughout the district.

Parents are invited to bring their children in their Halloween costumes to Bricktown and go trick-or-treating at participating businesses. A tent will be set up at Reno and Mickey Mantle on the plaza at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark where attendees can pick up a map. There will also be a free pumpkin-painting station, RedHawks mascots Ruby and Rowdy, Energy soccer players, Barons hockey players, and Barons mascot Derrick on the ballpark's home plate plaza all evening.

"Bricktown is so perfect for an event like this. It’s incredibly walkable, it’s family-friendly, and the businesses already have employees stationed at the front door. I believe this will be the start of a great tradition for Oklahoma City," said Huntington.

The event is being organized by Bricktown district manager, Mallory O'Neill, and is supported by Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers.

"Bricktown has so much to offer for families, and we thought it would be great to open up our doors and showcase all the cool local businesses. People don't realize that most of the businesses in Bricktown are Oklahoma-owned," said O'Neill.

Brick or Treat participating businesses include: Abuelo's, BMH Neighborhood Bar, Bolero, Bricktown Brewery, Captain Norm's, Courtyard by Marriott, CrabTown, Earl's, Exhibit C, Fuzzy's, Hampton Inn, Henry Hudson's Public House, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Homewood Suites, House of Bedlam, In the Raw, Knuck's Wheelhouse, Mickey Mantle's, Nonna's, The Painted Door Gallery, Pinkitzel Cupcakes, Pinot's Palette, Put A Cork In It, RedPin Bowling Lounge, Residence Inn, Spaghetti Warehouse, Standley Systems, TapWerks, The Melting Pot, Toby Keith's, Totally Tickets, Treasures Past, Water Taxi, and Yucatan Taco Stand.

This event is free and open to the public, and trick-or-treaters must be ages 14 or under and be in costume to receive free gifts or candy. For more information about Brick or Treat, contact the Bricktown Association at (405) 236-8666.

 

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Steve Lackmeyer

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