Chapel Hill Announces Dos, Don'ts For Annual Halloween Celebration
Posted October 15, 2003 11:21 a.m. EDT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A crowd of 75,000 is expected to celebrate Halloween in downtown Chapel Hill this year. As always, there will be little parking available close to downtown and there will be no place for charter buses to drop off or pick up passengers.
The Town will provide shuttle bus service from four Park-and-Ride Lots to two locations downtown. Anyone attempting to get to Franklin Street on Halloween is encouraged to use the shuttle buses. They will be the most convenient way to get to and from the Franklin Street area.
The following downtown streets will be closed to vehicular traffic at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31:
Alcohol will not be permitted in the area where traffic is blocked. Open containers of alcohol and coolers are not permitted on any public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way. Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers will be enforcing state laws and local ordinances concerning alcohol possession and consumption.
Town ordinances and state statutes prohibit the following items in the closed area:
Items, even as part of a costume, which can be used as weapons or look like weapons will be confiscated.
The Town will offer shuttle service between four Park-and-Ride Lots and downtown Chapel Hill. Everyone is encouraged to use the shuttle service. Shuttles wiill run from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The cost is $5 round-trip and $3 one-way.