Safety Street set for Oct. 27 at Detroit Mercy

Safety Street is back again this year! The annual event will kick off this weekend on Friday, Oct. 27.

Safety Street is a community-wide Halloween event that began at a time when many neighborhoods in the city were not handing out candy to area children.  The School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire Detroit Mercy community. 

The event is open to the public, and local community. Invitations are sent to area elementary schools. Fraternities, sororities, and student organizations participate in the fun evening. The School of Dentistry participates by giving out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss. 

Adam Hollmann, who helps put together the event, said, “This event has been curbside since October 2020, and this will be the first return to a full in person event. Neighborhood children from grades K-5th will attend, dressed in their favorite costumes. Many Detroit Mercy students will be dressed in Halloween attire and will distribute candy to the children and also offer free face painting and other crafts will be offered.”

Hollmann also spoke about Safety Street being a community focused event, as college departments, student clubs and organizations donate candy for the event, and the decorations party will occur the night before.  

Hollman encourages students to support and tell their families to take part in this Halloween event.