ANDERSONVILLE — A Halloween tradition is returning to Andersonville’s business district this weekend, while a popular pandemic-friendly trick-or-treating event will come back for a second year.
More than 40 businesses in Andersonville will participate in the trick-or-treating event 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday for an early Halloween. The businesses will have stations outside their stores.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a Halloween on Catalpa event, a socially-distanced trick-or-treating experience in a street-fest like setting.
Halloween on Catalpa will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue. Trick-or-treating time slots are sold out, but the event will open to the public starting at 1 p.m.
The Catalpa event debuted last year as a pandemic-safe way to trick or treat, with families being asked to sign up for time slots to help with social distancing. Like last year, kids will be given pre-packed bags of candy and a pumpkin.
There will also be photo opportunities, dance performances and live music. Everyone 2 and older is required to wear a face mask, and Halloween masks will not suffice if a protective mask is not worn underneath, according to the chamber.
Walgreens will also be on hand Saturday to administer free flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the chamber.
The Halloween events are weather dependent and may be canceled due to inclement weather. For updates, visit the chamber’s Halloween in Andersonville web page.
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