Citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus to children and their families, the City of Sallisaw has decided to cancel this year’s Halloween on Elm Street celebration which is normally packed with children and parents going from table to table collecting candy.
“I don’t feel safe doing it this year,” Mayor Ernie Martens said Thursday. He said the city will be issuing a statement next week regarding the cancelation and offering guidance on socially distanced trick-or-treating. Children can still go door-to-door for a traditional trick or treating experience.
Around Sequoyah County, most towns have yet to firm up their Halloween plans. The only city planning an event at this time is Vian, which will have its celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31. More details will be announced at a later date.
The Gore City Council will discuss Halloween plans at its next meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Other towns, including Roland and Muldrow were unable to comment on their plans at press time.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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