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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Mill Creek plans COVID-style Halloween event

Oct. 29 'Mill Creek Candy Grab' gives candy, takes food donations


Last updated 10/19/2020 at 7:33pm

Photo courtesy of Marge Rhodes

Mark your calendar -- the kids do not have to completely miss Halloween festivities.

The City of Mill Creek has made plans to make Halloween fun for local youth, without adding to the risks for COVID-19's spread. City manager Michael Ciaravino announced at a recent Council meeting that the City would offer a drive-thru event. The Oct. 29 Mill Creek Candy Grab from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is scheduled at City Hall, 15720 Main Street, in the North parking lot.

The event is in place of the usual "Trunk or Treat" Halloween event.

Participants can bring canned food for the food drive, at the same event, and the City will also distribute free cloth face masks. Candy donations for the event are from Fred Meyer, Central Market and Safeway, with other donors taking part as well.

City Staff, Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board members and volunteers from the Rotary of Mill Creek and Citizens Patrol (masked and wearing gloves) will be on location distributing the pre-packaged candy. Using a contactless distribution system, the community member will be able to grab pre-packaged candy from a sanitized basket. The bags are available to families with children ages 12 and under, from the safety of their vehicles. All are encouraged to dress up in Halloween garb for the event. Participants are asked to mask up for COVID protection, and free cloth masks are being distributed as well: limit two, per vehicle.

At the Council meeting announcing the event, Ciaravino commented on the nature of the event.

"It's a sign of the times in the year that we're living in, but we're trying to salvage" as many community events as possible, Ciaravino told the Council.


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