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Halloween Block Party

Mainstreet Cleveland sponsors the annual Block Party that takes place every Halloween in downtown Cleveland.  Each year, thousands of residents flock to downtown to enjoy the vendors and shows. There are games and activities for the entire family including "Treat Street" by M&M Mars.
 
In conjunction with the Block Party, Centenary Avenue becomes a special street on Halloween for Trick-or-Treaters.  The street is transformed with most of the residents creating spooky themed yards with thousands of visitors enjoying the streets and sidewalks of our historic neighborhood.
 
So throw on your costume, grab the family and enjoy the fun at the Cleveland Halloween Block Party!
 

Tall Betsy
The official Spook of Bradley County, Tall Betsy has provided ghost stories to the county for over 80 years. Business man, Allan Jones elaborated on her character in 1980.
 
See the attached document for more info.
 

The Legend of Tall Betsy

 

She comes out only on Halloween

On Centenary Avenue she can be seen

Tall Betsy is the Lady in Black

For scaring "night-owls" she has a knack

Now if you're good and go home early

You won't get 'et by this gruesome girlie

But if you linger 'til after ten

We want you to know you are a "has been

Cause Betsy will tuck you under her arm

and you can bet, that is cause for alarm

To Fort Hill Cemetery she will go

To her mausoleum, with YOU in tow!

IF you don't escape before sunrise

I warn you now you will be her prize

She will have you for breakfast, I do not jest

You'll be on the menu but not as her guest

Your bones, she'll dump in that ole well

At Arnold School and no one will tell

Your parents, they'll worry and fret

They'll search all over for you, I'll bet

So, Go home early on Halloween night and November 1st You'll be all right

Trick or treating is so much fun

But if you see Tall Betsy RUN!

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Tall_Betsy.pdf (222.88 KB)
 
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