Halloween events planned around virus constraints

A handful of intrepid organizers plan to host Halloween events in Concrete while observing health guidelines from Skagit County Public Health officials.

VBS Family Auto Scavenger Hunt

Members of Community Bible Church in Concrete invite all community families to enjoy a VBS (Vacation Bible School) Auto Scavenger Hunt on Sun., Oct. 11, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The hunt is free and begins at the church, which is located at 45672 Limestone St. in Concrete. All participants must remain in their vehicles.
Interested participants are asked to RSVP to 360.853.8511. For more information, call that same number.

Haunted Town Tours

Ordinarily the Chamber would be getting ready to present the 15th annual Concrete Ghost Walk in October, with its co-sponsor, Concrete Heritage Museum. But in response to the constraints placed on Skagit Valley communities during the virus pandemic, the chamber has instead created a way to celebrate the “spirit” of the community, with social distancing and other safety measures firmly in place.

Haunted Town Tours, a drive-through experience where guests stay in their vehicles, will take place on Sat., Oct. 24 and Sat., Oct. 31, starting at 7 p.m. each night (see ad, p. 15). The chamber has expanded its partnership to Fire District 10 Association, which in the past has staged a very popular haunted house. Together, the team of volunteers will offer participants a “nightmare on Main Street” in Concrete, showcasing the history and haunted hotspots, as well as the ghosts, ghouls, and zombies who might be lurking in Concrete Town Center.

More details and answers to frequently asked questions are posted on the Chamber Web site at www.concrete-wa.com. A limited number of tickets, $25 per vehicle, are ready for online purchase at https://hauntedtowntours.bpt.me.

Trunk or Treat

Since 2015 the chamber, local businesses, and community volunteers have offered a Trunk-or-Treat event in Concrete Town Center to the delight of young children and their families. This year the free event will provide a safe way for families to celebrate Halloween from the safety of their cars.

The Trunk Team volunteers will set up near Bear Square on Main Street on Sat., Oct. 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a drive-through event, featuring decorated cars and costumed characters, complete with social distancing, masks, and careful hand hygiene. Advance registration is not necessary. If you have questions about your family’s participation or would like to be part of the Trunk Team volunteers, contact the chamber via e-mail at chamber@concrete-wa.com.

For more information about the Concrete Chamber, e-mail chamber@concrete-wa.com, or call/text Valerie Stafford, president, at 360.466.8754.

—J. K. M.
Val Stafford

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