Volunteer help wanted for ‘Graveyard’ traffic control

img_davis_gy_skullFrom Arts Committee member Jeff Davis:

The Davis Graveyard Halloween Event on Saturday October 31st will be from 5:00 p.m.  to 11 p.m.   The Milwaukie High School Pony Prancers (“Graveyard Dancers”)  will be dancing to “Thriller” in the driveway throughout the evening.  They will be selling hot beverages and collecting donations across the street.

The street will be closed from SE 43rd Ave. and SE Johnson Creek Blvd. (JCB) to SE 43rd Ave. and SE Roswell St. during the event for the safety of the children that will be trick-or-treating and the adults.

For the past several years Milwaukie Police has allowed their cadets and reserves to volunteer for this event to monitor the roadblocks at both ends of the street.  This year there are fewer experienced cadets and less reserve officers that are available so they will not be able to monitor the road blocks.  It has been suggested that we find local neighbors to monitor the road blocks instead.   It has also been suggested that we ask if Portland Police or Clackamas County Sheriffs have anyone they could spare that night.  It is nice having some sort of police presence to keep any would be mischief from happening.

It looks like rain is forecast for Saturday so we can provide umbrellas and hot beverages.  Chris and I will be busy at the gates handing out candy to the hordes of children and managing the dancers so it would be nice to have some people dealing with the traffic at the road blocks.  Mainly just making sure people don’t try to turn into the street and letting people know to park around the corner on JCB in the business parking lots and walk back.