Valdese, NC- The annual Valdese “Treats in the Streets” will take on a new name and new plan for 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Treats THRU the Streets” will offer drive thru stations for all the little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat from their vehicle. Attendees are strongly encouraged to tour in their most amazing costumes or even better with decorated vehicles!

Valdese will feature several stops spread throughout town hosted by local merchants, attractions and town departments. All participating stations will maintain COVID-19 best practices to ensure safety for all involved. “This year we knew we would have to reinvent our annual celebration to comply with crowd gathering restrictions. I am truly proud of how the Valdese community has joined in to offer this event in a safe manner”, states Morrissa Angi, Community Affairs Director for the Town of Valdese.

The event will be held on Friday, October 30th from 4-6pm. All participating stations will be featured on an interactive map shared at by October 26th. Each station will be easily accessible by vehicle and there is no predetermined route to follow. The Town of Valdese would like to thank all participating businesses, civic groups, and organizations for helping to provide this year’s event.

The annual celebration would not be complete without a special performance by the Silver Sneakers Dancers. This year the dancers will perform on The Arrival boardwalk across from Valdese Town Hall along Massel Avenue.

In addition to this year’s celebration the Town of Valdese is partnering with Bark Side Pet Grooming to offer a virtual event called Fur-ocious Halloween Costume Contest! Grab your favorite fur baby and snap a picture of them in their favorite Halloween costume. Submit photo beginning on October 1st by sending your picture through Facebook Messenger to Town of Valdese. Photos will be received for submission into the contest until October 19th. Public voting will take place October 19-29. The favorite furry winners will take home the following prizes from Bark Side Pet Grooming: 1st place: One grooming session (up to a $48 value), 2nd place: One free nail trimming and 3rd Place: One free dental cleaning.

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