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City cancels ‘Trail of Treats’ event, releases guidelines for Halloween night

September 21, 2020 | 4:26 pm

Updated September 21, 2020 | 4:26 pm

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The City of Owensboro has cancelled its ‘Trail of Treats’ Halloween event originally scheduled for Oct. 29 in downtown Owensboro. This would have been the 31st annual event. Officials said trick-or-treating on Halloween night is still allowed, but issued safety guidelines.

The decision was made in consultation with the Green River District Health Department.

“As our community and the State of Kentucky continue the fight against COVID-19, we have decided not to have Trail of Treats this year,” said Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro. “The safety of our community is our top priority, and with the massive turnout that happens every year for the annual Halloween event downtown, it is not feasible to keep people spread out enough to maintain safe social distancing.”

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City officials said that door-to-door trick-or-treating will be allowed on Oct. 31, but urged community members to follow certain safety guidelines:
– general trick-or-treating hours are 5-8 p.m.
– do not approach homes with lights turned off
– limit trick-or-treating groups to no more than 10 people
– distribute pre-packaged treats only (nothing homemade)
– wear face coverings if 6 ft. social distance cannot be maintained
– wash/sanitize your hands before eating any treats/candies
– be courteous to those around you by maintaining at least 6 ft. social distance

September 21, 2020 | 4:26 pm

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