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Andersonville Hosting Socially Distanced Trick-Or-Treating Event With Free Candy For Kids

The event on Catalpa Avenue will be a "grab-and-go experience," according to the local chamber of commerce.

Courtesy Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
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ANDERSONVILLE — Halloween is not canceled in Andersonville, where local businesses will team up to give kids a safe and socially distanced trick-or-treating experience.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will host “Halloween on Catalpa” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31. It will take place on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue, which is operating as a pedestrian-friendly shared street.

Andersonville businesses normally organize a trick-or-treating event along the Clark Street corridor. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event will be a “grab-and-go experience,” according to the chamber.

Families are asked to register ahead of time for a 20-minute slot to avoid crowding at the event. Day-of walk-ups will not be permitted, according to the chamber.

At the event, kids will be able to show off their costumes while receiving treats, including bags of candy, taffy apples, comics from AlleyCat Comics and samples of pumpkin butter from Twidley Bits.

Gluten-free and allergen-friendly candy bags will be available.

Staff from the Walgreens at 5440 N. Clark St. will be on site offering flu shots for those 10 and older. The shots are free with most insurance policies and some vouchers will be available for those without insurance.

For more information on the event, click here.

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