The 2021 Trunk or Treat will again be a drive-thru affair at Veterans’ Memorial Park with children and their parents staying in their vehicles.
The annual event takes place from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 23. Cars will be in the parking lot with Halloween goodies and their hosts will be handing candy out to children as they are driven through the park.
“Any business can participate as a ‘trunk’ giving out candy, toys and business information/specials for the adults,” wrote Kassie Ackerson, officer manager for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, in an email.
There will also be games and prize giveaways to entertain everyone as they enter the park.
The cost to participate is $10 per car. Those attending are asked to use the park entrance on Commons Way off of Veterans Memorial Drive.
Last year the chamber, which sponsors the annual event, opted for the drive-thru format for Trunk or Treat due to the limitations on social gatherings as a result of the pandemic. Ackerman said the chamber board decided to continue that format for one more year.
They anticipate that between 600 and 1,000 children will participate.
To sign up to host a trunk or to donate candy, contact Ackerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at email@example.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.
If you go
What: Trunk or Treat
Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.
When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
Cost: $10 per vehicle
Best practices for Halloween
▶ Outdoor gatherings are generally safer than indoor gatherings.
▶ Small groups are generally safer than large groups. Avoid crowds.
▶ Short gatherings are generally safer than long gatherings.
▶ It’s safer to gather with people who consistently wear noncostume face coverings or masks.
▶ Participating in virtual activities is the safest option.
▶ Wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth. A Halloween mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
▶ Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside your household.
▶ Wash your hands frequently.
▶ Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth or eyes with unwashed or just sanitized hands
— Nevada Health Response