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Community event planned for Halloween

Thursday, October 1, 2020

With so many events cancelled this year – and some communities banning door-to-door trick-or-treating – Warrenton’s children will have a fun activity on Halloween.

On Tuesday night, city commissioners approved an application from Spruce Up Warrenton to have a Halloween Trunk or Treat event at Robinson Community Park.

“We’re going to play it pretty safe,” said Jeanne Smith, event organizer.

There will be no congregating, those handing out treats must wear gloves and masks, and each stop on the trick-or-treating path around the park will be distanced from the others.

The free event is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the park, which is on Alder Avenue behind City Hall.

Warrenton businesses will decorate their vehicles and park in designated spots around the park. Children will make their way in the same direction from trunk to trunk collecting candy and other items.

“We’re not asking for money, this is totally donations from businesses,” Smith told commissioners, who unanimously approved the application.

At the city’s request, Spruce Up members contacted Clatsop County Public Health Department for advice on ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the city will look into providing hand-washing stations at the entry and exit of the trick-or-treating route, City Manager Linda Engbretson said.

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