We want to create a safe experience where our children and neighbors can continue making positive memories during trying times. We believe it would be a fresh way to support our local communities and sprinkle in some fun during a pandemic,” said the Rotary club’s Public Image Chair Jenny Bouman. “Dress the kids up and bring them by to see the creatively decorated Halloween scenes displayed by members of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis, as well as local community businesses. At the end of the display of scenes, each child will receive a bag of treats to take with them—all without leaving the warmth and comfort of the family car.”
The event is being designed with two goals in mind: keeping the Halloween festivities alive this season, while also keeping volunteers and guests safe. Thus, attendees through the “Halloween tunnel” in the fairgrounds Solar Building may not leave their vehicles at any time during the event. Face coverings must be worn when the windows of the vehicle are open, occupants of a vehicle must be members of the same household or living unit and may not change vehicles during the event, and no motorcycles and bicycles will be permitted. There will be no food or drink offered other than the bag of treats at the end, no restrooms will be available and there will be a hand sanitizing station and extra masks available.
Only prepackage treats and goodies will be included in the bags handed out in a sanitary environment by volunteers working with masks and gloves. One bag for each child in a vehicle will be handed out just before the cars exit the “tunnel” and return to the fairgrounds south parking lot.