As Halloween approaches, visitors to the Oregon Coast Aquarium are likely to see animals feasting on pumpkins as part of their enrichment activities. But there are even sweeter treats on offer for two-legged visitors this Saturday, Oct. 27, as Trick or Treat Street returns for another evening of weatherproof, candy-collecting fun.
Co-hosted by the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, the event sees mock storefronts arranged in a looping street arrangement and staffed by local businesses handing out treats to all kids who enter. The event provides a safe and dry environment for children 12 and under to go trick or treating.
Admission to Trick or Treat Street is free with the donation of two cans of food or pet food per entry, all of which goes toward Food Share of Lincoln County.
Nancy Mitchell, executive director for Food Share of Lincoln County, said the event brings a welcome, post-summer boost to the organization’s supply of shelf-stable food.
“For those in our community continually facing increased living expenses, access to a food program can allow individuals to free up household income to pay their utility bill, auto insurance, or for much-needed medicine,” Mitchell said. “Trick or Treat Street is a prime example of how community-led efforts help families and individuals stay afloat.”
Trick or Treat Street will run from 6 to 8 pm at the aquarium, located at 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. For more information, call 541-867-3474.
The aquarium will close some exhibits at 4 pm on Saturday in preparation for Trick or Treat Street and re-open at 6 pm.