Area communities set to celebrate Halloween
All Mon Valley communities have opted to have trick-or-treating on the official night of Halloween this year, but at various times.
Actor Charlie Sheen is "winning" once again as 2011's most popular Halloween costume for adults, edging other celebrity choices such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Snooki of MTV's "Jersey Shore."
Children are dressing as Angry Birds, and the top choice for teens are are Monster High dolls.
There are plenty of local events at which to wear those get-ups.
Clairton -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m. Treat bags will be given to children at city hall along Ravensburg Boulevard from 5-6 p.m.
Dravosburg -- Costume parade is Monday at 5 p.m., with trick-or-treating to follow from 6-8.
Duquesne -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 5:30-7 p.m.
East McKeesport "The Halloween parade is Saturday at 4 p.m. with participants age 12 and younger to assemble by 3:45 p.m. near the post office parking lot. Halloween also will be marked during the borough's trick-or-treat time, Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Elizabeth -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Elizabeth Township -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Forward Township -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 5-8 p.m.
Glassport -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m. There will be a Halloween parade that day starting at 5 p.m. from the bank along Sixth Street to the Honor Roll along Monongahela Avenue. Children will be given treats and costumes will be judged. For more information and costume sign-ups, call 412-672-7400.
Homesead -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m.
Irwin -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
There will be a fall festival and Halloween parade on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. There will be games, a petting zoo, trick-or-treating, prizes and a costume contest. The event is sponsored by Baldock Health Care Center.
Jefferson Hills -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Liberty -- The costume parade is Monday at 5:30 p.m., with participants lining up at 5:15 at Scene Ridge and River Ridge roads. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, and children are welcome to refreshments at the borough building after the parade. Liberty's trick-or-treating will take place after the parade, from 6-8 p.m.
Lincoln -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
There is a Halloween event at borough building tonight from 7-8:30. Children in costume get a treat and safety light.
McKeesport -- Trick-or-treating is scheduled for Monday from 5-7 p.m.
McKeesport will begin its Halloween celebration this weekend with a Saturday parade in Renziehausen Park. The McKeesport Recreation Board will sponsor its annual Children's Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, with registration at 10:45 a.m. near the tennis courts and the parade at 11 a.m. Festivities continue at the Main Pavilion with a costume contest and coloring contest.
Munhall -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Munhall Main Street Business Association and Munhall Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 annual Halloween parade is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Line-up is at the corner of Roberta Drive and Main Street at First Commonwealth Bank. It will conclude at Munhall VFC No. 4. All participants will receive a treat bag along the route.
North Huntingdon Township -- Trick-or-treating is scheduled for Monday from 6-8 p.m.
North Irwin -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m. There will be a parade on Sunday at 2 p.m. starting at the fire hall near the intersection of Broadway and Penn avenues.
North Versailles Township " Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
There will be a Thriller Dance performance on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at North Versailles Library and Community Center, 1401 Greensburg Ave. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume. There also will be food and prizes. A donation for the library is requested at the door.
Pleasant Hills -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Port Vue -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Port Vue's fourth annual haunted hayride continues Saturday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m. with rides leaving from the ball field at the Port Vue Athletic Association until 10 p.m. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit Port Vue Citizens Committee programs.
South Park Township -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
The Headless Horseman is scheduled to make an appearance on Friday between 6 and 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Corrigan Drive and McConkey Road in South Park.
There will be a Halloween party at the township community center on Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for toddlers and elementary school children.
South Versailles Township -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Versailles -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Versailles council will sponsor a Halloween parade on Saturday beginning at the First Street Playground at 4 p.m. Participants will travel from the playground and walk up to the borough building at 5100 Walnut St. for treats. They will proceed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints parking lot at the bottom of Center Street to participate in the Trunk or Treat event. Residents are invited to decorate their car trunks and hand out treats in the enclosed environment of the parking lot.
Wall -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
West Elizabeth -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m. Borough officials ask that children cross the street at Border and Grant streets where the borough fire department will be directing traffic for safe crossing.
West Homestead -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m.
The parade also is Monday with line-up at 5:30 p.m. at the borough building. It will begin at 5:45 p.m. and proceed to West Homestead Volunteer Fire Department. Treat bags will be given out for children and there will be a costume contest.
West Mifflin -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m.
There will be a Halloween party at West Mifflin Area High School on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Whitaker -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6:30-8 p.m.
White Oak -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m.
White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, will hand out treat bags to pets dressed in costume as well as children during the borough's trick-or-treating hours.
There will be a parade will be Saturday at noon with line-up at 11:30 a.m. at White Oak Elementary School. It will proceed down Kansas Avenue, then to Ohio Avenue and back to White Oak Elementary. Treat bags will be given to participating children. This parade is sponsored by the White Oak Recreation Board.
White Oak Animal Safe Haven will have its second annual Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Party and Contest on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Chestnut Grove in White Oak Park, off Route 48. The event will include games, contests, raffles and more. Costume categories are scariest, funniest, prettiest, most original, most spooktacular, best pet parent/pet combo costumes and best in show. There will be Halloween photos available for an additional fee. A $5 donation is requested at the door. All proceeds benefit WOASH. Contact the shelter at 412-672-8901 for more information.
Wilmerding -- Trick-or-treating is Monday from 6-8 p.m. Also on Monday, there will be costume judging for children younger than 10 at the borough building with registration beginning at 5 p.m.
Daily News staff writers Patrick Cloonan, Michael DiVittorio, Eric Slagle, Jennifer R. Vertullo and contributing writer Rickie Davis contributed to the story.
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