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  • Writer's pictureSharon Starkey

Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat 2020

WHEN: October 17th 10:00-2:00

WHERE: Interim Healthcare 1901 N Union

I am excited to announce we will be holding our Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat this year. Due to COVID and restrictions, it will look a lot different this year but we will still have fun!

What does this mean?

You must make a reservation by making a $5 donation! You will then be assigned a time to attend! You can make your donation at this link ( and state how many are in your party.

Why are we doing this?

In the past, this event has brought in over 500 participants. In order to hold the event, we need to keep our numbers down. I will be scheduling no more than 50 people every half hour to spread out the influx of attendees. You must be registered and attend at your scheduled time. I will do my best to accommodate a time that works best for you! Of course, the sooner you sign up, the more flexibility you will have in time preference. You can also sign up through our Facebook link. ( If you do this, be sure to make your donation and state how many will be in your party. Clicking the RSVP "going" alone will not get you a spot.

When you arrive, you must check-in at our table. We will be asking you for your name, email address and phone number in case we need to contact you concerning any outbreaks. Only people registered will be allowed into the event! We have to keep our numbers down and are doing so by spreading people out!

Procedures for making this event safe

  • During check-in each child will be given one non-latex, non-powder glove to wear on their dominant hand during the event so they can play the trunk games. If your child cannot wear a glove, we will have antiseptic wipes (no alcohol) at each trunk so they can wipe their hands before playing or touching anything. We are trying to eliminate the passing of as many germs as possible. Games will also be wiped down after each use.

  • Gloves (non-latex, non-powder) will be worn by each trunk passing out treats.

  • Masks will be worn by all those that are able to wear masks. We know many of your kids can’t tolerate them so we are not making this mandatory.

  • Trunks will be a minimum of six feet apart. That means there will be less trunks this year. We simply don’t have as much space.

  • We will not have any family trunks this year, only providers.

  • We are not asking for candy/treat donations from the community this year. We are providing it all and it will be stored in a quarantined area.

  • Unfortunately, we will not have any of our hands-on activities, face painting or balloon artist. These activities have the potential to spread too many germs among people.

  • We will still have a food truck or two and as usual we will have swag items.

I know this is a lot of change and there are a lot of “new rules” but we really wanted to be able to offer this event this year! It is always a favorite! At the same time, we need to follow state guidelines and use best practices to keep us all safe.

If you have any questions or are having trouble with registration, please reach out to me, Sharon Starkey, at

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