This year we are working hard to plan and hold a contactless Trunk-or-Treat – in order to keep our volunteers as well as our trick-or-treaters and their families safe! Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask, and we will have procedures in place to keep everyone distanced. Please read below for more details:
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Trunks: We will line cars up on the outside rows of the playground parking lot and will not use the middle row of spots to help ensure social distancing. Trunk volunteers will need to arrive by 3:30 to ensure they are set up and ready to go by 4:00. Each trunk will be assigned a parking spot to park in (6 on front row, 6 on back row with the plan to skip every other space). Each trunk will also be provided a long table from inside. This table will be sanitized periodically, and will be used for prepackaged bags of candy. When children come through, there should be candy bags sitting out on the tables and the volunteers should stay back at their trunk, maintaining distance. Every 20 minutes, or so, we will have a volunteer walk around providing hand sanitizer for extra caution.
Outside Volunteers: These volunteers are going to help us manage our crowds in various capacities. Since we are going to have a one-way traffic pattern, volunteers will ensure that all guests are maintaining this pattern. They will also greet guests at our entrance off Pine Street, as well as hand out masks to those that need them. We will block off the entrance from 268, and have one volunteer standing there to direct them back to Pine Street. If we notice our crowd getting too large, a volunteer at the entrance will hold people for a moment to allow for adequate spacing. We will also position volunteers throughout the route to keep people moving and spaced out. We ask that these volunteers arrive at 3:30 as well to help carry tables to each trunk as everyone is getting set up.
Kitchen Volunteers: Kitchen volunteers will help prepare and distribute the hot dog dinner we will provide. These volunteers will need to arrive by 3:00 to help cook hot dogs and prepare dinner bags. We will have a table outside the kitchen door. As families approach, one volunteer will get the number of bags they need and sit them on the table for the family to collect. Each bag will contain a pre-wrapped hot dog, individual bag of chips (and optional: juice box and cookie) with an individual ketchup and mustard packet.
Candy: Please bring donations of unopened candy bags to the church office by Tuesday, October 27th. The church will be purchasing baggies, and preparing the baggies of candy to hand out.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office.