Knox County Chamber Safe Stop Trick-or-Treat to be Held on October 31

By Echo Menges

  The Knox County Chamber of Commerce has decided to move forward with the annual Safe Stop Trick-or-Treat event this Halloween on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

  Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be a Trunk-or-Treat held on North Main Street between the Knox County Dental office and The Edina Sentinel office at the usual time, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Set up will begin at 3:00 p.m.

  The Edina Sentinel will be taking photos of little ghouls and ghosts free of charge on the stage of the 4-H/FFA Pavilion and across the street from the Sentinel office during the event.

  Those handing out candy are asked to wear a mask and leave candy treats sealed in the original packaging until the time of the event, wear gloves or have hand sanitizer on hand to distribute treats and to distribute the treats themselves rather than having children grab their own treats.

  Tables and chairs will not be provided and participants are asked to leave at least one parking space open between distributors. Vehicles can be parked along either side of the street.

  The Knox County Chamber of Commerce does not charge a fee to participate and the event is open for all businesses, churches, organizations and individuals to participate.

  Because of the pandemic, Chamber organizers do not know how many trick-or-treaters to expect. During the 2019 event, participants handed out candy and other items to between 300 and 400 children.