There will be cops and robbers, angels and devils, cowboys and Indians and a whole lot of other folks on Main Street Saturday evening.
The reason will be Main Street Merchants Association’s Fun and Games on Main and the Broken Arrow Police Department’s “Night Out Against Crime.”
The evening will kick off with City of Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Pumpkin Hunt for children 1- to 7-years old. The hunt will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Central Park, 1500 S. Main. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Fun and Games on Main and Night Out Against Crime will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Main from College to Fort Worth streets, with candy and games.
New this year will be a “see-but-don’t-climb-on” Union Pacific Railroad engine that will be on the railroad tracks. The engine is co-sponsored by Operation Lifesaver, a national, nonprofit railroad safety education organization. Also new will be the Hip Hop Cops, two Broken Arrow police officers with a musical message for kids about safety; a musician; and inflatables, courtesy of First Baptist Church.
Those who choose to come in costume are asked to keep in mind that the event is for families, and many small children will be present. Costumes will be judged by age groups.
Attendance can range from 4,000 to 5,000 to more than 10,000 people depending on the weather, said Teresa Fleming, senior vice president of operations at First National Bank and long-time MSMA member.