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Downtown Trick-or-Treating Canceled

In an effort to support the downward trend in COVID-19 infection rates, the City of Carpinteria has decided to cancel its Downtown Trick-or-Treat event that is traditionally scheduled for late October. Children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine, which puts them at higher risk for spreading the disease. Given the significant effort that has gone into protecting children and other vulnerable community members, the City felt a responsibility to practice caution and cancel the event that typically draws hundreds of families together on City sidewalks.