No trick-or-treat

Halloween in downtown Purcell will be different this year.

That’s because the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted against the downtown trick-or-treat this year due to the COVID pandemic.

“Out of care and concern for the community and families of Purcell and surrounding towns, the board voted to not host a downtown trick-or-treat event,” chamber executive director Elisabeth Baker said.

“Our main concern is to help kids have a great Halloween in a way that will also help our community stay healthy,” Baker continued.

“To do that, we decided the chamber’s best role this year is to promote the businesses and organizations that are having their own, smaller events in town.”

The chamber will promote members’ Halloween events on the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce social media pages, email and through The Purcell Register to give families an easy resource for making decisions about where to visit for Halloween festivities.

“We know this year will be different than many years, but our hope is that this will help keep Halloween fun and safe for all our families,” Baker concluded.

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