Wenatchee downtown to embrace drive-up trick-or-treating for COVID-19 Halloween

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WENATCHEE — Trick-or-treating amid the pandemic will require special safety measures. Wenatchee organizers say they plan to carry on with the traditional candy distribution by businesses, but this year as a “Candy Cruz,” with kids receiving treat bags in their family vehicles.

The Wenatchee Downtown Association, Pybus Public Market and the city of Wenatchee’s Parks and Recreation Department offer three opportunities for safe pickup on Saturday, Oct. 31. Halloween day

  • 1 to 3 p.m. in downtown Wenatchee: Enter from Columbia Street, drive up Second Street, and cruise through two blocks receiving candy in your vehicle.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. at Pybus Public Market: Access via Worthen Street via Fifth Street or the Thurston Street. Enter River Drive near Little Red’s Espresso and follow along the riverside by the Orondo boat launch.
  • 2 to 5 p.m. at Town Toyota Center: Enter from the south side of the parking lot and be directed through a driveable route.

Volunteers will be working in masks and gloves, and participants must arrive in their own vehicles — no walk-up trick-or-treating allowed. Participants must wear a mask as well. Shouldn’t be too hard, considering what day it is.