Hello Scarborough neighbors, Cleveland Heights community, and visiting trick-or-treaters.
Our street is known as “Scareborough” due to its popularity with trick-or-treating on Halloween, in some years attracting upwards of 1200 visitors.
Due to COVID-19, we need to address trick-or-treating differently this year, following guidance from the city and state, as well as addressing the needs of our neighbors.
Before you consider going out, we recommend reading the Halloween guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which lists as a high-risk activity participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door.
Halloween Taking Place in Cleveland Heights
The city announced on October 2 that trick-or-treating in Cleveland Heights will take place on Saturday, October 31, from 6 to 7:30pm, reduced by a half hour this year. “Households who choose to participate should leave their porch light on. All safety precautions must be followed.”
Though we may still be big on decorating, expect fewer Scarborough neighbors to be handing out candy this year.
To clearly indicate participation this year, Scarborough neighbors may have one of two signs posted on their front doors or in their yards, “Welcome” or “Sorry.”
In particular, please look for the sign that says “Sorry,” so you can make the most of the shorter trick-or-treating time.
We welcome other Cleveland Heights neighbors and anyone else to use these signs. Download links are provided above or click on an image to save a printable PDF to your computer.
Questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Coverage of “Scareborough 2020”
- Cleveland Heights celebrated Halloween with some coronavirus tricks (Cleveland.com, 10/31/2020)
- Halloween different this year for street billing itself as ‘Scareborough‘ (Cleveland 19 News, 10/30/2020)
- ‘Scareborough’ Road addresses Halloween during the pandemic (Heights Observer, 10/18/2020)
- ‘Scareborough’ Adjusting To COVID-19 In Cleveland Heights (Patch, 10/12/2020)