Cities wrap up Halloween plans

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Madison officials are leaving major Halloween decisions to neighborhood associations this year.

As municipalities decide how to handle Halloween festivities in the time of COVID, Canton officials have settled on a drive-through event.

Police Chief Otha Brown said that the Parks and Recreation Department of Canton will host a drive-through trick-or-treat event where families can pile into their family vehicle and drive-by event workers and volunteers and be handed bags of candy.

The event will be held at the community center on North Union Street on October 31 at 5:30 p.m. 

The city of Ridgeland released guidelines on Oct. 1. City spokeswoman Mary Beth McCullough said that the city has canceled their annual Trunk-or-Treat event.

Despite the cancellation city officials released recommendations for low and medium-risk activities individuals, families or small groups can put together based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations. 

Madison Police Captain Kevin Newman said that they ask trick-or-treaters to limit their activities to early twilight to no later than 10 p.m. Trick-or-treaters should wear reflective clothing and be aware of traffic. Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Motorists are urged to exercise caution throughout the evening. 

Flora said they do not expect to make any specific announcements concerning the Holliday.

CDC guideleins can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween.


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