Triple Treat takes a new format for 2020

Front, Penny Wunsch pours candy into a child’s bucket while Candy Leggett, back, hands out pre-packaged craft kits during the annual Triple Treat Halloween celebration, held Sunday, Oct. 25. The event was turned into a scavenger hunt around Oregon this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get your costumes ready and lace-up your best walking shoes, because this year’s Triple Treat event will be scattered all across Oregon.

The event will follow a “choose your own adventure” format where the traditional face painting, free meal and games will be located at various addresses around the village.

Participants can choose the activities they want to participate in and pass by what they don’t. Stations will include a carnival, fall craft, and dinner.

“Move at a break-neck speed to hit more spots or fall into a leisurely pace that suits your style,” an event description on organizer Hillcrest Bible Church’s website states.

Triple Treat is a Hillcrest-sponsored autumn event put on for the Oregon community. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, though most stations are geared toward elementary school-aged youth.

The free “adventure” will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24. While there is a starting time, there is no set starting point.

There is an adventure guide participants can print out, or pick up from a bin outside Hillcrest at 752 E. Netherwood St. The stations will also have the guides available the day of the event.

A grand finale outside Oregon High School will take place at 5:30 p.m. where participants will get goody bags.

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