Halloween isn’t canceled! Dress up with the whole family and enjoy a drive-thru Trunk or Treat with The Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.This year’s Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Hummer Sports Park’s parking lot. While the event will look much different this year due to COVID-19, the goal will remain the same – to provide a safe place for families to celebrate Halloween in Topeka.
Participants will enter the event from SW 3rd St. onto Center Building Dr./Tuffy Kellogg Dr. The event will utilize the entire parking lot to allow for distance between vehicles. Participants will be asked to remain inside their vehicles throughout the entire drive-thru event. Nearby road closures and further information will be released closer to the event. The Topeka Police Department has been in communication with local health officials about the event to ensure safety protocols are met. In September, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provided guidance for celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat event falls under the recommended category, “Drive in events where individuals receive a treat bag (with commercially packaged, non-perishable treats) or take away item from an organizer while the participants remain in their vehicle.”
Staff from participating agencies will undergo a temperature check before the event. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves while handing candy to participants who are inside their vehicles. Anyone who is feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to stay home. Additional participating agencies this year include the Topeka Fire Department, the Kansas Highway
Patrol and American Medical Response.