Halloween in How. Cty.
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:05am admin
—Local towns say ‘yes’ to trick-or-treating
HOWARD COUNTY - Even a pandemic won’t stop Halloween as local towns are leaving the choice of trick-or-treating up to parents. In addition, residents are also reminded that participation is up to them — hand out candy if you are comfortable. Turn lights off if you don’t want kids to stop at your house.
Since Oct. 31 falls on a Saturday, it is likely kids will be starting earlier than usual and may not see porch lights. If you are distributing candy, perhaps sit outside or otherwise make the front of the house look inviting to the little trick-or-treaters.
Chester: Door-to-door trick-or-treating. No other activities are planned.
Cresco: For the fourth year, the Chamber is hosting Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween at the Cresco Fitness Center.
This year, since the holiday falls on a Saturday, the event will start earlier than usual, from 3-5 p.m. The little firemen, ballerinas and trolls can then go trick-or-treating in the community.
For parents, know that everyone wants to be safe, so vendors at Trunk-or-Treat are not having games. The little ghouls will stop at a trunk and the business person or volunteer will be masked and gloved and drop their candy or gift item into the bag. The line should go pretty quickly with no dawdling between trunks.
(Anyone wishing to be a vendor for the Trunk-or-Treat event can get registered by calling Cresco Chamber at 563-547-3434.)
Elma: A kids masquerade event is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3-4 p.m. at Elma Park. Firefighters will hand out a treat bag to children through sixth grade who come in costume. Trick-or-treating will follow the event. (Rain date will be Sunday, Nov. 1.)
Lime Springs: There will be trick-or-treating for those residents who wish to hand out candy. Community Club members are still deciding whether or not to have a safe, social distancing event that would be held outdoors.
Protivin: Children can go door-to-door trick-or-treating. Booster Club members are still debating about having social distancing activities.