Things will be a little different at this year’s Halloween celebration in downtown Senatobia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual Truck or Treat on Front Street hosted by the Senatobia Main Street Chamber is set for Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The first hour of the event, from 5 to 6 p.m., will cater to children three years of age or younger, and a canned food donation for Hope Ministries is required for entry.
“Trunk or Treat will be done scavenger hunt style with a map identifying participating businesses and location of trunks,” Jamie Sowell, Senatobia Main Street Chamber Director. “Each family that donates will receive a map with the locations of all the trunks. If you have three children, you will need to donate three canned goods in order to receive three maps.”
Sowell said North Front Street and Main Street from Front to Highway 51 would close beginning at 3:30 p.m., on Oct. 27 and all vehicles need to be cleared from parking spaces on those streets no later than 4 p.m., to give participants handing out candy to children adequate set up time.
A section of Main Street, from Front to Highway 51, is being used for the first time ever to spread out trunks for businesses that plan to give out candy over a larger area and promote social distancing, Sowell said.
“Last year, we had over 4,000 people on Front Street so the large crowd size and COVID-19 restrictions are forcing us to make some changes to the layout and design of the event,” Sowell explained. “We are asking all participants to adhere to safety and distance guidelines.”
Businesses wishing to participate in this year’s Trunk or Treat can email firstname.lastname@example.org