Although the coronavirus pandemic has knocked a lot of seasonal events, one local event is braving it tonight – Trunk-or-Treat, held in downtown Chadron from 5-7:00 PM by the Kiwanis Club with the strong support of the Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Director Gabby Michna says there have been some concessions made to the pandemic by the event that has businesses and organizations hand out treats from decorated cars, pickups, and trailers – many while in costume.
Michna says another change is in the layout to provide more space between trunks to reduce the threat of COVID-19.
Michna says some of the bells and whistles of past Trunk-or-Treats will also be missing this year.
One new event being held in conjunction with Trunk-or-Treat is the Puppy Pageant, a costume contest for dogs
It’s organized by the new FCCLA – Family, Career, and Community Leaders Of America – chapter at Chadron High School as a community fundraiser. The entry fee is $10 or at least 10-pounds of dog food, both going to Friends of Pets.
Registration for the Puppy Pageant starts at 4:00 and the competition, which includes a “talent” factor, begins at 4:30. Michna’s looking forward to it.
One event normally held in conjunction with Trunk-or-Treat, the Chadron City Employees Association Chili Feed, was cancelled this year because of the pandemic.