Trunk-or-Treat a go in Wartburg

Public asked to go in one direction

By Goose Lindsay


One of Morgan County’s signature events is going on as planned as Wartburg Mayor Jonathan Dagley said the city’s Halloween trunk-or-treat event will again take place downtown this year.

“We are trunk-or-treating. We (City Council) made a unanimous vote to proceed with trunk-or-treat as planned,” Dagley said. “We are very excited to have the event, it is a huge event for this area. We invite everyone to come out.”

Dagley said there will be changes this year due to COVID-19 as the city is asking those who attend to move in one direction and practice social distancing.

“We’re going to have a one-way-in, one-way-out type of deal where people can’t mix-and-match,” he said. “Our goal is to shut down from the Legion Hall to North Kingston (Street) across Main Street to South Kingston (Street)and then around Court Street so hopefully, everyone can be in and out in one direction.

“That’s our plan and we’ll see how it comes together, but we are going to proceed with trunk-or-treat.”

Dagley said it will be each individual’s right whether or not to wear a face covering in the wake of COVID-19, but he adds that he hopes to see plenty masks of a spooky variety on Halloween.


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