The various cities within DeKalb County have set suggested days, times, and conditions for the Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ activities.
DeKalb: On Monday night the DeKalb City Council reviewed with council members ‘what would or should be recommended’. Because Halloween is on a Saturday, Mayor Smith suggested changing the times from 4 to 7 PM to 3 to 6 PM. City Manager Bill Nicklas commented that the City has limited powers on what they can or cannot do, but must follow the guidelines from the CDC, and State and County Health Departments. “Homeowners can continue to welcome ‘Trick or Treaters’ but be aware of social distancing and distributing of candy or simply turn off the welcome light”, commended Mayor Smith before the meeting. “And families should use good judgment in protecting their children if they elect to go ‘Trick or Treating’.” Mayor Smith also hopes that the various cities in the county can agree on times and what is offered on Halloween.
Sycamore: The City Manager of Sycamore has stated that the City will take a wait and see approach for the events on Halloween.
Sandwich: The Sandwich City Council has not made any recommendations as of their last meeting. The Sandwich Chamber will be hosting a ‘Drive Through Halloween’ on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 12 PM – 2 PM. This completely DRIVE-THRU Halloween event will start downtown on Railroad St. across from the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce office. Dress up, decorate your car, and DRIVE-THRU to get a treat bag and map from the SACC. Trick or Treaters will follow the map around town to the rest of the Sponsored Treats locations.
Genoa: The City is opening to have Halloween abiding by social distancing and parents and homeowners choice. The Geona Park District will host a “Trunk or Treat” drive through 1 to 3 PM on October 31, held in the parking lot of Custom Aluminum. 312 Eureka St. in Geona. Attendees must register with the Park District. On Friday, October 30, 6:30 to 7:30 ” an additional Trunk or Treat will be hosted by the Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 33930 North State Road.
Some local stores that have Halloween merchandise and candy have reported lower sales this year.