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Jeanerette plans drive-thru Trick or Treat

Posted at 10:15 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 23:45:21-04

Around Acadiana, cities are deciding on what to do for Halloween this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 is the year of change and adaption. While most festivals and gatherings have been canceled, some towns are now trying to keep the tricks and treats of Halloween alive.

"Some may want to go door-to-door," said Terri M. Thompson, Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce President. "But we aren't recommending that."

Thompson says Halloween in Jeanerette will be held in the most 2020 way - a drive-thru.

"It was a decision made a couple weeks ago because the mayor was concerned about the safety," Thompson explained. "So we decided to do something for the community. The mayor decided we can do something."

They hope trick-or-treaters will be able to drive along the loop at the Ward 8 Recreation Center, getting candy from people along the route.

It's all in an effort to save Halloween.

"It gives great inspiration to see the kids, the expression on their face, knowing the city didn't cancel it," added Thompson.

For more on this year's Halloween plans around Acadiana, click here.

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