Trick-or-treating will be Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Please turn on your porch light if you wish to participate.
The Moorefield Town Council unanimously approved moving forward with the annual tradition at their meeting on Oct. 6. In Mayor Gary Stalnaker’s absence, council member Scott Fawley conducted the meeting.
Trick-or-treating hours are earlier than normal because it’s on a weekend night.
Residents are encouraged to maintain social distancing, and to wear protective masks instead of costume masks. CDC-approved ideas include one-way trick-or-treating, where one-per-family goodie bags are lined up outside a home or at the end of a driveway; if citizens choose to hand out candy, designate one person in the household to do so, preferably while wearing a protective mask.
Both those handing out candy and those receiving should use hand sanitizer or wash hands as often as possible, and keep activities and gatherings outdoors .
The Council also canceled Fall Clean-Up week in a 3-1 vote, with Terry Hardy dissenting.
Aware they had just voted to hold trick-or-treating despite COVID, and were canceling clean-up because of COVID, council member Carol Zuber clarified, “We’re responsible for our employees. Parents are responsible for their kids.”
The next meeting is Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.