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Halloween event changing, trick-or-treating hours remain

Plans for Winchester’s Halloween celebration have changed again.

The Winchester Design Studio was planning an afternoon event at several local parks on Saturday, but the ongoing health situation forced those plans to be changed again.

Now there will be a simultaneous event from 2-6 p.m. Friday at College Park and Heritage Park. Instead of participants following a trail to collect candy and visit “spooky spots,” now the event will be a drive-through event.

According to the Studio, costumes are still encouraged and there will be goody bags and surprises.

Due to an increase in community cases this week, the Winchester Trick or Treat Trail is partnering with the folks at SIP to still provide the kids of Winchester a safe and fun Halloween alternative,” the studio posted on social media Monday. “Drive through the Spooky SIP Lemonade Stand at College Park … or Heritage Park from 2-6 p.m. on Oct. 30 to pick up a trick or treat bag filled with candy and surprises from our community partners. While this event isn’t happening as we had originally planned, we are still excited to share a little spooky fun during these uncertain times.”

The Trick or Treat Trail was designed as a safer alternative to Winchester’s traditional Halloween MAIN-ia event in downtown.

Families are still able to trick-or-treat from door to door if they choose from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The city commission voted to add an hour this year to allow for driving time.

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