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

September 30, 2021 | 9:22 am

Updated September 30, 2021 | 9:22 am

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The City of Owensboro has again cancelled its “Trail of Treats” Halloween event, originally scheduled for Oct. 28 in downtown Owensboro.

“We were hopeful that we would be able to host the event in a safe manner with a modified layout and a limited number of booths,” said Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro. “However, with the target audience of the event being school-age children that are not eligible for vaccinations and the fact that there are usually thousands of children participating in the event, we feel that it is best to keep the safety of the children as our top priority.”

City officials say that door-to-door Trick-or-Treating will remain on Oct. 31, but urge community members to follow suggested safety guidelines:

  • Trick-or-Treat between 5-8 p.m.
  • Visit well-lit houses
  • Distribute pre-packaged treats
  • Wash/sanitize your hands before eating any treats/candies
  • Be courteous to others by maintaining at least 6’ distance

September 30, 2021 | 9:22 am

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