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Trick-or-treat times

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The following towns have approved trick-or-treat time on Saturday for Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m.: Corydon, English, Leavenworth, Marengo and Palmyra.

Children in Lanesville and Milltown  will have an extra hour to gather treats, as times there are from 6 to 9 p.m.

In Georgetown, children can begin trick-or-treating at 5:45 p.m. and continue until 8.

The eighth annual trick-or-treat event put on by the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the sheriff’s office and parks department, will take place but has changed locations. Instead of the Harrison County Fairgrounds, it will be at the Harrison County Justice Center along Gardner Lane.

“The event will have a different feel this year,” said Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk, adding that it will follow safety precautions due to COVID-19.

Instead of a walk-thru event as in years past, it will be a drive-thru model from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday with pre-packaged bags distributed to children to keep contact to a minimum.

Schalk said those wishing to trick-or-treat at the event need to approach Gardner Lane from S.R. 337, which is north of the justice center. Signs will direct them through the parking lot where they will then take Commissioners Way to Corydon-Ramsey Road.

“We will have officers directing traffic,” Schalk said. “The line should move somewhat continuously.”

The theme will be Candyland, with appearances by the Candy King, Lord Licorice and others.

“It will still be fun,” Schalk said. “We encourage everyone to decorate their cars and dress up.”

The prosecutor said his staff began thinking in March, when the pandemic struck Indiana, about how they could still have this event, which is attended by thousands of children.

“We’ve taken a tremendous amount of precautions,” Schalk said. “We didn’t want people to feel uncomfortable.”

No public rest rooms will be available during this event.

For more information about the prosecutor’s event, call 812-738-4241.