North Texas leaders are still discussing ways to rethink Halloween celebrations. The city of Grand Prairie has already planned to create an experience for families that can give them some thrills without leaving their cars.
The campsites at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie are decked out for Halloween.
The city of Grand Prairie organizes an annual event-driven mainly by campers who decorate their spots with the scary and bizarre. It’s a tradition of sorts for families that encourages around 5,000 people each weekend to move out of their houses and see the spooky event.
But this year is so similar to last year.
Chris Chastain is with the city of Grand Prairie. He said, “We are pivoting the event, so it’s only a drive-thru event this year.” “So we won’t be offering the hayrides in the attempt to maintain social distancing and asking people to stay in cars to make sure they are safe. But we’re not losing the spirit that has made this event so special.”
With the number of cases increasing at an alarming rate in North Texas, some area leaders are concerned about people’s Halloween activities.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “It’s particularly important we protect our community regarding Halloween.”
“This means, unfortunately, it’s not going to be safe this year for kids to go door-to-door trick or treating.”
Chastain said, “We hope that people see that and come out even if some of their other plans for the holiday season are changing.”
“We still want to be there for them.”