Block party for kids planned

State Street Area Association, Safe Kids Coalition and local agencies are hosting a block party for all ages from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure St.

The event will include a Trunk-or-Treat from decorated cars, hot dogs and fixings, a puppet show, story time and more. The first 100 children to attend will receive a reflective bag to fill with treats.

To donate toward food, treats or provide a decorated vehicle, contact Christina Bailey by calling 812-379-1109 or sending an email to

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.