Parks & Rec Planning ‘Scare-A-Van’ Drive-Thru For Halloween

The traditional holiday-related events in Hopkinsville will look a lot different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to make adjustments, officials have come up with some creative, fun ideas to allow residents to safely participate and enjoy the seasonal events.

Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman tells the News Edge that because of the large attendance at the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event they are converting it to a ‘Scare-A-Van’ drive-thru option.

Bockman says the drive-thru event will be held Halloween Eve on Friday, October 30th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Trail of Tears Park. Since this is a drive-thru event only, no foot traffic or out-of-vehicle participation is allowed. He adds you must stay in your vehicle.

Any clubs, organizations, and businesses in Christian County wanting to participate in the ‘Scare-A-Van’ drive-thru needs to call Parks & Rec. The deadline to reserve a spot is Wednesday, October 28th.

Brockman says plans are also in place for the Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 26, which will be a virtual race this year.

You can register for the Turkey Trot on the Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation’s webpage.

Brockman says they also came up with an unusual idea to host a reverse Christmas parade this year.

He adds the nighttime Christmas parade will be held Saturday, December 12th.

For more information regarding any of these events, call (270) 887-4290.