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Ada's Halloween event moving outdoors for 2019

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ADA, Okla. -- The spookiest night of the year is now just a few weeks away, and Pontotoc County first responders are making sure everything is ready for their annual Halloween Safe House.

For more than 20 years, the City of Ada has made sure kids around the county have a place to go that ensures a safe and fun Halloween.

"Sometimes kids go to different locations, and for whatever, somebody might put something dangerous in the candy," city spokeswoman Lisa Bratcher said. "I don't know why they would do that, but it has happened."

There has been a change in location for this year's Safe House event. Because of scheduling conflicts, it's has been moved from the Agri-Plex to Centennial Plaza on the campus of East Central University.

"We're still going to have all the great candy and all the police cars with their lights on," Bratcher said. "Everything will be the same... we're just going to be outside."

To further ensure safety for children, roads around the plaza will be closed off.

"It's dangerous when kids are out trick-or-treating on streets, and they're running and they're excited. There is always the potential for them to get hit," Bratcher said. 

Not only does the Safe House give kids a secure spot to celebrate Halloween, but it also lets the people of Pontotoc County see their first responders in a different light.

"It's a fantastic thing for the children to be able to come out and interact with them," Bratcher said. "They can see all the police cars, they can climb in some of the vehicles, they can ask questions."

Ada's Safe House will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on October 31.


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