Tribe Announces Safe Halloween Plan
By Joe Morey
After hearing a proposal from LCO Secretary-Treasurer Michelle Beaudin, the LCO Tribal Governing Board (TGB) unanimously approved several community trunk-or-treats on the LCO Reservation for kids to celebrate Halloween. The measure is to allow children to still have a safe Halloween and to discourage door-to-door trick or treating due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The kids need this, they have been home long enough,” LCO Chairman Taylor stated. “This can be done safely and that’s the intent with holding trunk or treats.”
The TGB discussed having volunteers help in each community and that the TGB would also purchase and donate enough candy for the events.
Suggestions included having one site at the Tribal Office Pavilion, and along with the Casino Trunk-or-Treat event that is being planned, these two sites would cover the northern part of the Reservation, which includes Drytown, K-Town and the Schoolhouse areas.
The other sites included Reserve, New Post and possibly Signor.
Beaudin stated she believed the annual walk through the Tribal Office by LCO School and Headstart students wouldn’t take place this year. The rest of the TGB agreed.
With the trunk-or-treats held in all of these communities, all community members are welcome and encouraged to travel around on Halloween to each trunk-or-treat event as part of their Halloween festivities while continuing to observe Covid-19 safety measures.