The Children’s Halloween Party that had been scheduled for Thursday was rescheduled to today (Friday, October 30) due to the forecast of heavy rain and high winds earlier this week.
The event, called Halloween Hollow, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
As a result of the schedule change, the sold-out Día de los Muertos Celebration hosted by the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department has been moved to Monday, November 2, a press release said. For questions about this event, contact Eddie Chavez at (865) 425-3450.
The drive-through Children’s Halloween Party will now begin at the Oak Ridge Civic Center west side parking area and end at the Oak Ridge Public Library east side parking area. Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes and pick up preordered T-shirts, and children four years old to fourth grade will receive treats, the press release said.
Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within six feet of another person, the press release said.
To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike:
- Oak Ridge Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic. Traffic in the right eastbound lane will be directed into the Oak Ridge Civic Center parking area to join in on the children’s party.
- The westbound left turning lane will be closed, and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center.
- The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading toward Clinton will be open to through traffic. Westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open.
The Civic Center pool, which was previously closed on Thursday, will now be open on Thursday and closed on Friday. For more information, contact Cameron Taylor with the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450.