Oxford Parks and Rec provides tricks, treats for community


By Kelsey Kimbler - For The Register-Herald



Costumes of all sorts adorned the youngsters who took part in the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s special Trick or Treat Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Costumes of all sorts adorned the youngsters who took part in the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s special Trick or Treat Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Games and fun — and candy — were some of the highlights of the festivities in Oxford on Saturday, Oct. 29.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Children decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Children decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Families enjoy the annual event, giving children a chance to interact with Oxford public safety officials and enjoy their own day playing dress-up.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Cincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Cincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

OXFORD – Oxford Parks and Recreation held its annual “Trick or Treat” celebration in the Uptown Parks on Thursday, Oct. 27, an event followed by the Lions Club Halloween Parade and costume contest.

Oxford businesses opened their doors to trick-or-treaters, passing out candy to those kids who chose to come uptown decked out in costumes.

While the kids trick-or-treated, their pets were able to enter a costume contest. There were three different categories for the pets to be judged on: cutest, scariest, and most original. There was also a pumpkin carving contest, giving families something to do while waiting for the beginning of the Lions Club parade.

The Cincinnati Circus came to town, bringing with them their magician Chris Yantek and fire performer Kayla Knue. They performed to the delight of many.

During the Lions Club Halloween Parade, kids in costume marched down the streets of uptown Oxford, and the winners of the contest were awarded prizes.

Director of Parks and Recreation Casey Wooddell was pleased with the turnout of the event, which he attributed to their new games and the “wonderful weather.”

He added, OPRD has had comments on FaceBook such as “what a great night,” “had a great time,” and “a memorable night” to cite a few.

The event was sponsored by the Lions Club of Oxford, Oxford Veterinary Hospital, and Oxford Kennel. Volunteer assistance was given by Phi Epsilon Kappa and Miami University’s Community Engagement Office.

The Department of Parks and Recreation offered a special “thank you” to the Oxford community for “allowing us to serve them through this free event.”

Costumes of all sorts adorned the youngsters who took part in the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s special Trick or Treat Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-1.jpgCostumes of all sorts adorned the youngsters who took part in the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s special Trick or Treat Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Games and fun — and candy — were some of the highlights of the festivities in Oxford on Saturday, Oct. 29.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-2.jpgGames and fun — and candy — were some of the highlights of the festivities in Oxford on Saturday, Oct. 29. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Children decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-3.jpgChildren decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Children decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-4.jpgChildren decked out in costumes played games for candy and prizes. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Families enjoy the annual event, giving children a chance to interact with Oxford public safety officials and enjoy their own day playing dress-up.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-5.jpgFamilies enjoy the annual event, giving children a chance to interact with Oxford public safety officials and enjoy their own day playing dress-up. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Cincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-6.jpgCincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

Cincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/11/web1_OXFHALL-7.jpgCincinnati Circus fire performer Kayla Knue was a highlight of the weekend festivities in Oxford. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

By Kelsey Kimbler

For The Register-Herald