Halloween 2020: How We’re Doing It

Like everything in 2020, Halloween is being disrupted by the novel corona virus this year, with the usual plans thrown out the window. Here’s what we are doing in Victory Heights and neighboring areas this year to make up for it.

Pinehurst will host a “Pup and Kids Parade” on October 31st at 11 AM starting at the Pinehurst Pocket Park at 117th and 19th Avenue and then doing a circuit around the neighborhood. Humans are required to wear masks, pets must be leashed. Click here for parade route. Rain or shine!

In Victory Heights you can help decorate Victory Heights Park by picking up orange poster board at the kiosk and then bring it back when you are done, they will be posted around the park.  And it’s okay to “Walk The Loop” in the park on Halloween.

Some people (and houses) will be trick-or-treating, others will sit it out this year. The CDC has this to say about it, “a “moderate risk activity” even when individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard).” So proceed at your risk and be careful if you go out (or distribute candy) this year.

Monica will have cider available at her house as well as candy. Everything will be sanitized, packaged, gloves used, etc. She’s at the intersection of 17th Avenue NE and NE 106th Street, just southwest of the park.

Next Door has an interactive treat map available, use that to plan your excursions.

Next year we hope to do something in the park. Happy Halloween!

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