Chamber invites community to celebrate Halloween
The Sandy business community will host a Halloween celebration for all with the Trick or Treat Trail at 1 p.m. on Oct. 26, an annual tradition where the Sandy Area Chamber and area businesses provide a family friendly afternoon of spooky fun.
"I love seeing all the kids and families come together," Chamber Executive Director Khrys Jones said. "It's a safe place fot kids to go trick or treating."
Last year 75 businesses handed out candy to 2,200 little monsters and princesses parading through town. Jones is hoping the event is even bigger this year.
Besides Windermere Real Estate's traditional coloring page contest, there will be a raffle to support the Sandy High School drama club, Buddha Kat Winery wil serve wine tastings and the U.S. Census workers will be on hand collecting data for the 2020 census.
There will be photo ops for the Chamber's costume contest available at the following locations:
- UPS Store, 38954 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
- AntFarm Cafe & Bakery, 39140 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
- VFW Post No. 4273, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
- Sandy Historical Society, 39345 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy
- Pacific Pioneer Real Estate, 38985 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy
Photos will be accepted until Oct. 30, with voting running from Nov. 4-7.
The Chamber plans to have its own table with candy galore at the site of the Mt. Hood Farmers Market, 38600 Proctor Blvd., along with other non-brick and mortar businesses.
"Being there will promote the idea that we're mobile and not tied to one place — that we serve the whole business community," Jones noted. "I like seeing the businesses giving back to the community for supporting them throughout the year."
Peak Mortgage and Sandy's Helping Hands are sponsoring the event, and Realtor Crystal Bacon and ACE Hardware have donated to the effort.
Maps of the businesses participating will be available Oct. 24 at the following Sandy locations:
- Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd.
- UPS Store, 38954 Proctor Blvd.
- Sandy Historical Society, 39345 Pioneer Blvd.
- Pacific Pioneer Real Estate, 38985 Pioneer Blvd.
- Tollgate Inn Bakery, 38100 Highway 26
"We're still essentially a small town and it's important to bring the families and kids together to participate in a free local event," Jones noted. "I think it's one of our staples and I hope it continues for many years."
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