Oakman Halloween event scheduled


OAKMAN — Children in Oakman will have the opportunity to trick or treat on Halloween.

The Oakman Parks and Recreation Department and the Oakman Senior Center will host a drive-by trick or treat experience for children on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Oakman. Parks and Recreation Director Willie Moore said parents will simply drive up, and candy will be handed to their children.

The alternative trick or treat event is in response to COVID-19 and will allow children to remain safe while also participating in Halloween traditions.

To participate in the drive-by event, people are being directed to turn onto School Street, go to Coal Valley Road and turn left to enter downtown Oakman. Parents can then roll down their car windows and children can hold out a bag to receive some treats.

In coordination with the trick or treat event, a drive-in movie night will be held downtown, sponsored by River of Living Water United Methodist Church-Oakman campus. The movie "Coco" will be played, starting at 7 p.m., according to the event's Facebook page

The following day, the church will hold an All Saint's Day drive-in prayer service at 3 p.m. at the church's Oakman campus, located at 174 Providence Road.