Plymouth cancels annual Downtown Merchants' Trick or Treat

NOW: Plymouth cancels annual Downtown Merchants’ Trick or Treat


PLYMOUTH Ind., --- The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce canceled it's annual Downtown Merchants' Trick or Treat on Wednesday. Officials say concerns over Coronavirus prompted the city to make the decision.

"It was disappointing but it was the right decision we needed to make," said Connie Holzwart, Executive Director of the chamber. "We consulted with the Marshall County Health Department and they were wonderful to work with and from that made a decision that we needed to cancel this year's event."

Traditionally the event is held the Saturday before Halloween and brings in about 1500 people to the city. 

"The crowd size within that small window, which is two hours, and then there is absolutely no way to enforce social distancing,"  said Holzwart. "The number one reason was the risk of exposing a child to COVID-19."

Officials say that this decision only affects the Downtown Merchants' Trick or Treat but people can still go door to door on Halloween Night. 

"It is not the residential trick or treat that the city puts on and sets the hours for, which is still going on October 31st from 5 till 7," said Holzwart. 

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