Calera Main Street to host ‘Drive-Through’ trunk or treat on Oct 29

trunk or treat
(Calera Main Street Facebook Page)

Calera Main Street, a revitalization program with a focus on economic development and historic preservation, will hold a COVID-19 friendly ‘Drive-Through’ Trunk or Treat for safe trick-or-treating on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

Collectivus Church is sponsoring the second annual community event with a very different spin this year in order to keep it safe for everyone.

“Last year we had 25 trunks lined up along the sidewalk on AL-25 and families lined the streets to go from trunk to trunk on foot,” Pastor Ben Nelson explained.

Trunk or Treat
photo from 2019 trunk or treat

“This year, we will park approximately 45 vehicles in a large gravel lot and direct traffic up and down each row of decorated trunks, so families never have to leave their cars. We will even have an interactive radio station to set the mood! The very first trunk you come to will give each car a special bag that will be held outside their window. Masked and gloved participants at each decorated trunk will place treats in the bag as the vehicles slowly drive through. It will be similar to a drive-through light show where everyone in the car gets to see everything while safely enjoying the holiday.”

Drive-in Movie, Food Trucks and more!

The drive-through event will be located at 1771 9th Street in Calera, near the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. There will also be a drive-in movie starting at 6:00 and food trucks will be available from 5:00-7:00 in the Calera Courtyard located at 1120 17th Ave., behind the downtown shops. Many local Main Street merchants will also be open with specials and promotions. Safe carpooling (within your family group) is strongly encouraged.

“With so many events being canceled everywhere, I am thrilled that we could come up with a different take on the traditional Trunk or Treat experience,” said Jackie Batson, Executive Director of Calera Main Street. “We had so many families visit last year from all over, that we just couldn’t imagine not having an event for Halloween. No one expected the turnout we had in 2019 and I bet we’ll see even more families this year since they can take it all in from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle.”

Covid-19 safety measures

This event will follow all recommendations from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the CDC, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing, sanitation, and reduced occupancy in retail establishments. All candy and giveaways will be prepared and distributed with minimum handling. No self-service will be allowed to further minimize risk.

To sign up to provide a trunk or for more information about Collectivus Church please visit collectivus.church or @collectivuschurch on Facebook and Instagram.


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