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Friday, October 23, 2020
Halloween In the Year of the Coronavirus
Happy Halloween 2020Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, Halloween may look a bit different this year. For many parents, the idea of sending their children to the houses of strangers to get candy may not seem like the best idea with Covid-19 still hanging around.

If you've ever been trick or treating in the past, then you'll be well aware of how hard maintaining any real social distancing can be. Finding alternative ways to enjoy the spooky holiday will help make sure kids still get to experience some fun.

Here are a few events happening around our area that the whole family can safely enjoy!

Drive Thru Spooktacular Trunk or Treat

Place: Columbus Civic Center
Date and Time: Oct. 24th, 5pm - 8pm

This will be a free event planned by the city as a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating. It will allow families to stay safely in the cars while they drive through what Columbus Consolidated Government is calling Glow of Lights. Treats will then be placed in the trucks as cars go through the procession.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320706822362695

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat

Place: Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center
Date & Time: Oct. 29-31, 6pm - 8pm

A safe and family friendly drive thru event. Come enjoy the drive through the Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center where you'll be able to guess the movie, play trivia, and get candy. Being run as a fundraising event, a $5 suggested donation per vehicle is appreciated. Fun for the whole family.

For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-thru-fall-oween-tickets-123763218117

Animal Control's Fall Festival

Place: Columbus Animal Control & Control Center
Date & Time: Oct. 31, 11am - 3pm

Dogs and cats everywhere! Lots of events for the whole family: dog/cat kissing booth, crafts, pumpkin carving, costume contest, animal adoptions and more!

For more info: https://www.muscogeemoms.com/event/fall-festival-4/

Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest

Place: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Date & Time: Oct. 31, 6pm - 8:30pm

Bring your best carved pumpkin along with a candle/light to the park office for display. $2 per entry with prizes for both adults and kids.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/796718724433614/

If you’d rather stay home with the kiddos instead of venturing out in public, there are still lots of fun ways to get into the Halloween spirit.
  • -Carve pumpkins for your front porch
  • -Let everyone create their own costumes using what they can find around the house
  • -Put up some spooky decorations and curl up to watch a Halloween movie.

No matter how you decide to enjoy the holiday, we wish you and yours a safe and fun filled Halloween!

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