Jackson Town Square trick-or-treating canceled

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has officially canceled the trick-or-treating event at the Town Square this Halloween, due to CDC recommendations and community guidelines for Covid-19. As of 9 a.m on Oct. 8, there are currently 53 active Covid-19 cases in Teton County and 33 probable cases.

Costume contest contestant from Halloween 2019. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

In years past, trick-or-treaters, walk around the Town Square, visiting the businesses in the area. “It’s always a difficult decision to cancel events that our community has come to expect and love, but it’s much more important that we do our part in keeping our community safe,” says Director of Events, Britney Magleby.

The decision comes after recent announcements from St. John’s and Public Health that Jackson has returned to “red” stages of the pandemic and strong recommendations that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the disease.

“We continue to look for ways to engage our community while encouraging everyone to play a role in community safety,” Magleby stated.

The Chamber will be safely donating Halloween candy to local elementary schools who will be celebrating the holiday individually in accordance with existing safety operations. Businesses wanting to be involved can also choose to donate candy or money directly to the Teton County Education Foundation.

They will still hold the costume contest, but this year it will be held via social media. Participants are asked to post their costumes to Instagram, with winners chosen on Halloween day. More information about the contest will be posted to the Chamber’s Instagram page.

For more information about donating to the Teton County Education Foundation, email Britney. 

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