News Release
November 10, 2019
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Carly Cumpton
Another Successful Year for Witch Way to Main Street
Leesville, LA – Despite cold weather concerns, Leesville Main Street’s Witch Way to Main Street Halloween celebration was a success according to both attendees and Main Street Manager, Tammy Anderson. In its ninth year, Witch Way to Main Street is a way for residents of Leesville, Fort Polk, and surrounding communities to safely trick-or-treat and enjoy in Halloween festivities all within one location. It is estimated that close to 4,000 people attended the event this year.

There were not only local businesses passing out candy and treats, but also food trucks, a local band, bouncy houses, and a haunted tent. When asked about the event, Tammy Anderson stated “this is a great way for businesses and organizations in our community – not just on Main Street – to share their mission and it is a convenient way for community members and new military families to learn what the community has to offer while providing entertainment for their children.”

By Anderson’s count, close to 60 businesses participated in the event.

The event also provides a safe way for local children to trick-or-treat. Anderson stated that safety is a major priority, stating “the police department is always stationed in multiple areas and we keep it well-lit throughout.”

Overall, Anderson and Leesville Main Street is excited to see this event continue to be a success and grow each year, stating “when we first started, we probably had only 200 attendees and now businesses prepare to hand out candy to numbers in the thousands.”
Fort Polk Progress is a regional community organization that takes a proactive stance against budget-driven U.S. Army troop reductions by maintaining relationships and partnering with decision makers in Congress, at the Pentagon and at the state level, ensuring that the most up to date information concerning Fort Polk and the surrounding communities is used in decisions concerning the base. In addition, Fort Polk Progress actively markets the base to the military as the most cost effective place to provide soldiers with the best training possible and strives to help ensure the best possible quality of life for soldiers, civilians and their families. Most recently, Fort Polk Progress has spear-headed an Education Initiative, which acknowledges exceptional educational achievements in the region and pursues continued excellence in education for military families throughout the region. 

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