The Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Friday, October 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Instead of the trick-or-treaters walking around downtown, the event will be a drive-thru at one of the parks in Dell Rapids, which is similar to the drive-thru Easter event held earlier this year. A map will be provided of the path closer to the event date depending on construction updates.
As part of the change to a park, the Dell Rapids Chamber is promoting a Jack-O-Lantern contest. Contestants can carve their pumpkins and fill out an entry form (click here for entry). The pumpkin can be left at the park drop-off point on Thursday, October 29th and picked up again after the drive-thru event on Friday, October 30th. The Dell Rapids Chamber board members will vote on the pumpkins during the drive thru event, and one winner will be chosen for each age group of 0-6, 7-13, and 14+. Each winner may choose a $25 Chamber Gift Card to a Dell Rapids Chamber member of their choice. Winners will be announced the following week on the chamber Facebook page.
Another contest the chamber is hosting during the Halloween time is a “Haunt Your House Contest”. Contestants can fill out an entry form (click here for entry) by October 28th. The chamber will put together a map for the community to vote for their favorite “haunted house” between October 29th and November 1st. Votes may be cast by commenting on the Haunt Your House photo album on the chamber Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . The first place winner will receive a $50 Chamber gift card, and the second place winner will receive a $25 Chamber gift card to a Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Business Member. Winners will be announced the week of November 2nd on the chamber Facebook page.
More information about the drive-thru trick-or-treat event and the two contests can be found on the chamber’s website.