Trick or Treat on the Trail cancelled due to COVID

It was a decision no board member wanted to make ... cancel the annual Trick or Treat on the Trail event at the end of this month.

The Friends of the Red Oak Trails President, Beau Boeye, said with confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise in Montgomery County, board members felt it was in the best interest of the community to cancel the popular event.

“Historically we’ve had more than 1,000 children and adults attend Trick or Treat on the Trails (TToTT) from Red Oak and the surrounding communities,” Boeye said. “Various alternatives were discussed early on, but they all lost sight of the event’s true core: promoting the use of the Red Oak Trails. Could have TToTT been altered in ways to make it more safe along the trails? Possibly, but the committee still felt it would be best to skip this year’s event with all things considered.”

Boeye added next month the Friends of the Red Oak Trails will be working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to start reviewing the community’s trail system masterplan, and how the organization wants to move forward with enhancements.

“The committee is also looking for more passionate volunteer board members to help with enhancing our trail system. If you’re interested you can reach out to us via our Facebook page or communicate with one of our committee members.”

In addition to Boeye, board members include: Jamie Werges, Bev Randall, Brian Bills, Mark Benda, and Derrick Bucy.

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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