Halloween night set for Gladbrook

The Gladbrook City Council and Commercial Club have made plans for Halloween Saturday, October 31. The council set beggar’s hours from 6-8pm and Commercial Club is organizing Trunk-or-Treating on Main Street during the same hours. The Methodist Church women will be passing out hot dog sack lunches in the church parking lot from 4:45-5:45pm and Trick-or-Treating at Westbrook Acres is from 5:30-6:00pm.

The event this year will be on a much smaller scale than in the past. There are no indoor activities at the Library or City Center. Precautions must be followed to provide a fun and safe evening for the children. Keeping in mind everyone’s best interest, we ask that all adults and children wear a mask at all times and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people not in same household.

The nursing home is welcoming little goblins at a very safe distance. The children will not be allowed to enter the building but can wave at the residents inside through the big windows under the porch. The residents always enjoy seeing their little guests and treats will be available for the kids.

Trunk-or-Treating will be on Main Street with a portion of Main Street blocked off. Park as usual but leave ample space between vehicles, pop the trunk, and be ready for the spooks to stop by. It’s always fun to see decorated vehicles and dressed up adults, but not required. Masks should be worn by all those participating in Trunk-or-Treating. Treats should be individual wrapped items. Children should not select their own treat from a common container but put on table to pick up or dropped in their bucket/sack.

We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines to protect the health of families and the community. We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween.