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Trunk or Treat and Halloween Carnival hosted by Riverton Chamber of Commerce moves to fairground

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 10:53 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Riverton is switching up locations for its Halloween festivities, and the whole community is involved in donating candy.

Although Riverton’s trick or treat event has been held on Main St. since 2003, this year they’re switching it up to the fairgrounds, with possibly more community involvement. Executive director of Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Strickland stated, "This year we thought maybe instead of hindering their business affairs, we would try something a little bit different and be able to utilize more businesses in the community as opposed to just Main St.”

The Fremont County Fair is allowing the Chamber their building and parking lot at no cost since it’s a community event. It’s all volunteer, and various businesses and civic organizations will host a booth or a trunk or treat. People interested in having a booth or a trunk or treat can register for free at the Chamber of Commerce, or by clicking this link: Halloween Registration.

“Originally trick or treat on Main St. was where they would have their booth and the kids would walk through and get candy. We’ve switched it up a little bit this year so we’re doing both a ‘Trunk or Treat’ and we’re encouraging all of our participants to decorate. [They can also have] a carnival booth game so the kids have something that’s a little more engaging as opposed to just asking for candy. We’re also working on hay rides and getting some food vendors down there so there’s lots of different activities for the kids to do as well,” noted Strickland.

Something else brand new this year is the candy collection box contest. Several businesses have decorated their Halloween boxes, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite by placing a bag of candy inside the box on site at each business. The candy will be collected until the 30th, and the box with the most weight will receive a trophy.

“I feel like this is a tremendous benefit to the community, we have really amazing community members that are really dedicated not only to the children but to the community as well,” emphasized Strickland. The event is on Halloween from 3 to 6:00 p.m at the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

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