DAVISON TWP. — With many Halloween events already cancelled and talk around the community that trick or treating might also be scrubbed due to COVID-19, the township is hoping it might be able to provide a safe, yet fun event for October.
The Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., will host a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat. Oct. 23 from 4-7 p.m.
Casey Reed, parks and recreation director for Davison Township, said with so many events cancelled this Halloween, the park is hoping it can offer a safe alternative.
“We want to keep people in their cars,” she said, describing the event.
Reed said the idea is people will drive into the complex from the Gale Road entrance while businesses and organizations will be there in vendor booths, 8-10 feet apart, lining the driveway and handing out treats and a promotional item.
Bags will be attached to the vehicle, depending on the number of children inside, and the vendors will drop the treats in the bags as they drive by.
“People will stay in their cars and they can leave their windows up or down, depending on how safe they feel,” said Reed. “They’ll drive up the drive, around the bend and go back out onto Gale Road.”
She said there will also be a transmitter on site playing Halloween music the participants can tune in on their car radio as they drive-through.
“We hope it’s a way for kids to still do something if there’s no trick or treating,” said Reed.
COVID-19 concerns have already caused the city of Davison’s Downtown Development Authority to cancel its annual Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Festival in October.
Davison Township Supervisor Tim Elkins said the Board of Trustees still hasn’t decided whether to approve door-to-door trick or treating, but he expects it to be discussed before Halloween.
“We’re leaning toward cancellation and looking into safer alternatives,” said Elkins. “This would be an alternative, but we haven’t discussed (trick-or-treating) officially.”
Reed said tickets will be sold for the Trunk or Treat at $2 per Trick-or-Treater. She said they will be on sale at www.davisontwp-mi.org/parks—recreation.html.
When registering, parents will need to pick a time and indicate how many children will be in their car, she said.
“We’re excited about it,” said Reed. “It’s something unique as we try to do the ‘new normal’.”
Details: Call 810-412-1810.