Halloween is this Saturday under a full moon. There are several local activities planned with COVID-19 precautions in mind offering families the opportunity to dress up and drive through candy land.
If you plan on doing door-to-door trick-or-treating on Halloween the City of Hinesville and City of Flemington have designated trick-or-treat hours on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Both Cities are asking folks to be mindful of social distancing and wearing masks or face coverings while trick-or-treating.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has recognized the Halloween dates for un-incorporated Hinesville, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. as well. Several events are also taking place Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in Long County.
HDDA Scarecrow stROLL
The HDDA is hosting their annual Scarecrow stROLL with a twist this year. The event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cars will line up at the Army Education Center and follow an HPD Patrol “pace” car along Memorial Drive and Main Street. Free and open to the public.
YMCA Trunk or Treat
The Liberty County YMCA will host Trunk or Treat Friday Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the YMCA parking lot. It is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to dress up in costumes and also “Dress” up their cars too.
St. James Trunk or Treat
Please join the St. James Community Church for their annual Trunk or Treat at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. This will be at the St. James Community Sports Center, 1140 Holmestown Rd, Midway, Ga 31320. The public is welcome. Social Distancing and facemask are required.
6th Annual Hinesville Cars and Coffee Trunk or Treat
The annual Hinesville Cars and Coffee Trunk or Treat is set for 6-9 p.m. Halloween night at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Hinesville, 541 W Oglethorpe Highway.
Long County Events on Oct. 31
A New Beginning Church in Ludowici is hosting a Truth and Treat event from 6-8 p.m. featuring Pony rides, hotdogs, candy, photo booth, train rides.
First Baptist Church in Ludowici is hosting a Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
The subdivisions of Murray Crossing and Crawford in Long County are hosting Trunk and Treats from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. The folks at Murray Crossing are encouraging everyone to still practice COVID-19 protocols and are reminding folks the speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
In an effort to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, the CDC has come up with some low and moderate risk activities.
Here are some “low risk” activities that can you could participate in:
• Carving and decorating pumpkins with household members
• Carving and decorating pumpkins with neighbors and friends outside while social distancing
• Decorating your home
• Halloween scavenger hunt style trick-or-treat with people in your household or outdoor with friends while social distancing
• Virtual Halloween costume contest
Here are some “moderate risk” activities that can you could participate in:
• One-way trick-or-treating: individual wrapped goodie bags for families to grab and go all while social distancing
• Small outdoor open air costume parade while social distancing
• Outdoor costume party while social distancing and wearing masks
• One way, open air, walk-through haunted forest where masks and social distancing are enforced
• Visiting pumpkin patches where masks and social distancing are enforced
• Outdoor Halloween movie night with local family and friends while social distancing
Remember, Halloween masks should not be used as substitutes for CDC recommended protective masks. So instead of attending crowded parties, trunk or treating, and going to haunted houses, participate in one of the suggested activities. Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your Halloween; try something new and who knows maybe you will find a new family tradition.