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Southwood community welcoming trick-or-treaters to their neighborhood

Posted at 4:33 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 16:33:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Trick-or-treaters are putting the finishing touches on their costumes and makeup and the Halloween festivities are about to begin in neighborhoods across the Big Bend. 

There's a whole list of roads that are shutting down, including Four Oaks Boulevard, Mulberry Park Boulevard, Esplanade Way, and many more.

According to the Southwood Community Association, closures began at 5:00 p.m. 

If you're thinking that's a bit extreme, keep in mind, the Southwood community attracts families from all over Tallahassee during Halloween. 

Even people who don't live there bring their children to Southwood to trick-or-treat, so the road blocks have been a point of contention in the past. 

Residents did not discuss that with us, but they say they're more than ready for the fun of the night ahead.  

“We’re very excited to have I think it’s around 1,000 kids and there families out here. We’re looking forward to it, being able to be with our neighbors with all the blow ups in the yard," said Jeff Ard, Southwood resident. "I know the kids will be excited tonight to be participating in it.” 

Residents are expecting a big crowd Wednesday night and are ready to join in on the festivities. The Tallahassee Police Department will be arriving in the area at about 6:30 p.m. to monitor the area make sure everyone stays safe.