The Town of Bennett is excited to announce Trunk-or-Treat is returning this year but with a different look as a drive-thru event.
The event will take place on Thursday 29, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Civic Center. Members of the public are asked to stay in their vehicles and drive through the Trunk-or-Treat trail to enjoy all the different decorated trunks. At the end of the trail, kids will receive a goody bag with Halloween candy and participants will also vote for their favorite decorated trunk.
In the light of COVID-19 related health and safety concerns, the drive-thru aims to limit contact and exposure.
Vehicles will enter on Muegge Way and proceed through the Adams County Shared Services Center and Town Hall parking lots. Signage will be present to direct you on the trail.
The Town is looking for businesses, nonprofits, teams and residents to sign up to decorate a trunk. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most votes for favorite trunk at the end of the event. There is no charge to participate as trunk but a donated bag of candy is requested. To sign up please email Lynette White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to support the event but cannot decorate a trunk, candy donations can be dropped at Town of Bennett Town Hall (207 Muegge Way, Bennett CO, 80102). Candy donations must be delivered by Monday, October 26, 2020.
The community is also invited to celebrate with the Town by decorating front porches, yards, patios or balconies. The Town will produce a virtual map with the locations of all registered porches so you can plan a walk or drive around Bennett to see and share in the celebration.
Below are recommended guidelines for Halloween activities:
With Halloween right around the corner, many families are wondering how it will look in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you sort out your Halloween activities this year, it is important to make a plan for your family that keeps everyone as safe as possible. Here are some ways to make trick-or-treating and handing out candy safer.
Remember, some activities pose more risk than others- additional guidance is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Tips for Handing Out Treats in Your Neighborhood
- Only use pre-packaged candy. This is always a good precaution for Halloween and is especially important this year.
- Greet Trick-or-Treaters from at least six (6) feet away.
- Try putting out individual treat bags at the end of your driveway or yard’s edge that are easy to grab. Avoid a bowl of candy in which everyone reaches.
- Wear a mask. Masks can be part of a costume or not, but either option will make everyone feel safer.
Tips for Trick-or-Treaters
- Make a face mask part of your costume. Remind kids to avoid touching their mask.
- Take hand sanitizer with you and use it frequently.
- If you’re going in a group, keep the group small and make a limit of how many houses you will visit. Consider going with or only visiting the homes of families you already spend time with. Make it fun by making a treasure map of the houses you plan to visit on your street/in your neighborhood.
- Stay outside – do not go inside of homes to get treats.
- Stay at least six (6) feet away from other people not in your group.
- Before eating Halloween candy, go through it to make sure everything is sealed. Throw away anything that has been opened. Wash your hands before and after eating candy.
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
If You Are Attending Other Halloween Activities
- Avoid indoor trick-or-treating settings or events that typically draw larger crowds where it could be hard to physically distance, such as Trick-or-Treat Streets.
- If you’re going to Halloween activities, like farms, pumpkin patches or corn mazes, call ahead to check their COVID-19 precautions before you go.
- If you invite others who do not live in your home over, keep it small and with people whom you already spend time.
Other Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween
- Have a scary movie marathon
- Host a virtual Halloween celebration, like a costume fashion show, pumpkin carving contest or trivia night.
- Hide treats around your house or outdoors for your kids (or other adults) to find.
- Play Halloween games.
- Make a Halloween-themed dinner or special dessert.
Remember, we want to keep everyone safe but we can still have fun this Halloween by practicing good hygiene, wearing a mask, social distancing and staying home if you are sick.