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Halloween Information

Information regarding Halloween, Trick or Treating, the Haunting of Olde Towne and Howl-O-ween in Clinton, MS.

Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating will be held on October 31. The City of Clinton is not responsible for rescheduling holiday observances. It is the discretion of a neighborhood and/or organization whether they will offer Trick or Treating on another day. 

Any adjustment to Halloween observance and events will be in accordance with Executive Orders by Governor Tate Reeves. At this time, the City has no plans to adjust Halloween Trick or Treating observance due to COVID-19 unless the governor adjusts the Executive Order.

Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.

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Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.

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Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

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Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

The Haunting of Olde Towne

The streets of Clinton's Olde Towne will once again be filled with ghouls, ghosts and goblins when the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual "Haunting of Olde Towne."CityOfClinton-HOOTMap.PNG

The Haunting of Old Towne will be held on Thursday, Oct 29 from 6-8:00 pm.

The City of Clinton Parks and Recreation Department is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic leading up to the Haunting of Olde Towne on October 29. 

The Parks and Recreation Director along with the city leadership will make a decision on whether to continue with the Haunting of Olde Towne by noon on Thursday, October 29.  It is the full intention of Parks and Recreation Department to proceed with hosting this event, but it will only be done if it is safe for families to come and enjoy.

New in 2020, attendees are invited to stop inside the Police Department for Monster Mugshots and Spooky Selfies. Dispatchers and police officers have added extra spooky treats for our residents to enjoy throughout the evening.

The Haunting of Olde Towne will have two entrances this year with one being off of Leake Street in front of Meme’s Bakery and the other being off of Main Street beside City Hall. 

The Haunting of Olde Towne will necessitate several street closures. Jefferson street from Main Street to Leake Street will close at 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 29 to allow staff to set up for the event.

Leake Street and Main Street will close at 4:00 pm to prepare for the event. Gates open to the public at 6 P.M.

As always there will be lots of candy and toys for everyone participating in the games and age appropriate prizes given to contest winners. The cost for this event is $2 per person.

Steps to Follow for Halloween Activities

Enjoy Halloween activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19.

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Remember to always

  • Wear a cloth mask
  • Indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently

HOWL-O-WEEN

Anyone who has a pet knows that though DNA doesn’t bind them to us, they are loved and part of the family. Isn’t it a shame that Halloween is celebrated by everyone in the family except the beloved family pet? If this is a frightening reality to you, look no further! The Parks and Recreation Department knows the answer to this problem, and it is of GRAVE importance. Bring your family and your beloved pooch down to Clinton Bark Park October 31, 2020 at 10:00-11:00am to celebrate our first HOWL-O-WEEN with us. All our dog-lovin’ Clintonians and their furry friends are invited.  So dress up your dogs in their best for costume contest (even if it’s FUR-ocious), a pet paw-rade , and doggie trick-or-treats. The costume contests will have four categories: small, medium, large, and People/pet combo.  Judging will begin promptly at 10:15am.  Bring your pups out to join in on the pet paw-rade, snack on some spooky treats and enjoy the morning paw-ty at the park.  This event will be free to the public.  It should be a BOO-tiful day.  So go FETCH your calendar and mark us down.  And Don’t worry social distancing will still be encouraged for humans, but dogs will still be allowed to sniff around.  We wouldn’t want to PET-rify you.

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Howl-o-ween

Celebration of Halloween isn’t only for the humans. Clinton Parks and Recreation has created an event for pet owners and their furry family members that will make then howl in excitement.

Bring the family, two legged and four legged, to the Clinton Bark Park October 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate our first HOWL-O-WEEN.

The Parks and Recreation Department is aware of the GRAVE importance of the relationship between dogs and their human subjects.

Dog loving Clintonians and their furry friends are invited to dress up their dogs and themselves in their best Halloween attire for costume contest (even if it’s FUR-ocious), a pet paw-rade, and doggie trick-or-treats.

There will be a costume contest with prizes.  Costume contest will have four categories for small, medium, large, and People/pet combo.  Judging will begin promptly at 10:15am.  Bring your pups out to join in on the pet paw-rade, snack on some spooky treats and enjoy the morning paw-ty at the park.  

Howl-o-ween is free to the public.  It should be a BOO-tiful day.  So, FETCH your calendar and mark us down. Don’t worry social distancing will still be encouraged for humans, but dogs will still be allowed to sniff around.  We wouldn’t want to PET-rify you.

Learn more about Halloween in Clinton at www.clintonms.org/halloween