‘Pandemic Style’ Trick or Treating in Wildcat

Information submitted by the Wildcat Neighborhood

Is it Trunk or Treat? No. Is it door to door? No. It’s “Halloween Trick or Treating Pandemic Style,” landing somewhere in the middle of the two for a safer holiday this year. Big Canoe kids and grandkids are all welcome to participate in Wildcat Subdivision’s trick or treating event near the North Gate from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on October 31.

As you walk the Wildcat streets, Big Canoe kids will look for a Halloween sign (like a pumpkin or ghost) attached to a home’s address post and will notice the front porch lights are on. That’s your signal to seek and find a Halloween treat station!

Here’s a very important notice

COVID-19 Disclosure: All participants showing up on Halloween as a trick or treater or host are choosing to do so at their own risk. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are gathered. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

This is a Wildcat residents’ sponsored fun time, not organized by the POA.

Now on to the guidelines to ensure fun and good times…

Please observe the following pandemic style etiquette: 

  • Check and follow the most recent updated CDC COVID-19 guidelines announced just before Halloween.
  • It’s Halloween…masks on! (Unless there’s a health reason, of course). 
  • Trick or treaters will approach “self serve decorated stations” located in a host’s driveway or at the base of the porch instead of approaching homeowner’s doors. Please refrain from ringing doorbells or knocking on doors.
  • Homeowners hosting and trick or treaters will maintain CDC safe distancing guidelines.
  • Trick or treaters will maintain respectful safe distancing from other trick or treaters who are not in their party while approaching decorated treat stations. Simply put, wait your turn respectfully. 
  • Homeowners hosting may be dressed in costumes as part of the fun, or may watch over stations from inside their homes. Respect each person’s choice and comfort level.
  • Avoid parking in (or in front of) a homeowner’s driveway, as this is where families will walk.
  • Please accompany smaller children to the stations. Parents know their children and who may be too young to understand social distancing CDC guidelines.
  • To Big Canoe residents not participating: Please reduce traffic by avoiding Wildcat on Halloween between 4:00-7:00 p.m. (if possible) for the safety of our Big Canoe families. 

Each street in Wildcat has their own designated organizer similar to neighborhood parties; they are listed below. 

However, for Halloween, there needs to be a common theme so everyone is on the same page. Hence, the etiquette “pandemic style” theme listed above. 

If you’re a Wildcat resident interested in participating in this event, check the street below and contact your street’s organizer directly. You can also email TinaMarieMayr@yahoo.com if your street is not listed or if you need your street organizer’s information.

Wildcat streets participating for Halloween and their individual organizers:

Bluestern SE: Robin Sievers
Blue Sage: Lisa Wangsness
Bobcat Ridge Drive: Tina Marie Mayr
Bear Creek Drive: Anne Jackel
Bluestern NW: Robin Hill
Wild Pansy Circle: Nancy Fernandez
Bear Creek Court: Sue Merrick
Wood Poppy Court: Cheryl Kirkman
White Aster Drive: Catrece Morton

Let’s all get out there and have fun on this exciting night of treats. But, most importantly, let’s all be safe.

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