September 16, 2021

Heard County Halloween: HCPR hosting special drive-thru ‘Trunk or Treat’ this year

(Franklin, GA) — The Parks and Recreation Department on Thompson Road is hosting a new drive-thru style ‘Trunk or Treat’ this year in an effort to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and keep the Heard County community event family-friendly.

The Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2020 Thompson Road from 6:30 – 8:00PM.

Several county and city agencies are once again sponsoring the 12th annual community event with a very different spin this year in order to keep it safe for everyone.

“It is that time again and we are excited about our annual Halloween event, although it will be modified due to COVID-19 precautions,” says Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah.

“The Heard County Community Partnership decided that instead of canceling the annual Trunk or Treat, a drive-through event of Halloween scenes would take its place this year.”

There will be no charge for admission to the event and kids will receive pre-packaged candy at the end of the drive-thru.

There will also be a special “Candyland Cruise” for little kids 5 and under.

(SPECIAL NOTE: Visitors must remain in vehicles at all times)

The appropriate theme for this year’s event is 2020: The Nightmare Continues.

Chief Hannah says there is still a need for more help with the event and hopes to especially encourage local businesses to participate.

“It is hard to believe that this event started on the square with just a few volunteers and participants, but now attracts 1,500 to 2,000 residents each year” Chief Hannah adds.

“This is such an enjoyable event for our great community to come together and have fun, while getting to check out the hard work of those who decorated trunks and dressed up. There is no other local event where you get an opportunity to promote your business, club, or civic group for the inexpensive cost of candy and creativity with such a positive return. With that in mind, we are in hopes of making this our largest event to date and need your participation.”

Participating adults, students, families, churches, agencies, clubs, businesses, and civic groups will be competing to receive a $250 cash prize for ‘Best Scene’ and a $100 prize for ‘Best Carved Pumpkin.’

In the three flyers below, you will find contact information, sign-up forms, and other important information, but feel free to contact the Franklin Police Department at 706-675-6624 or the Heard County Sheriff’s Office at 706-675-0444 if you have additional questions.

Please share this article with anyone interested in participating or attending.

HCPR will also be hosting a Pro Wrestling Event that night in the gym. Doors open at 6:30 PM with a bell time of 8:00 PM. All tickets for wrestling are $10 each — but kids 10 & under will be admitted for Free.

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