Thursday, October 21, 2021

Annual Halloween Candy Loop set in Van Buren

The annual Van Buren Township Parks & Recreation Department Candy Loop event is back by popular demand. This family-friendly trick-or-treating experience will take place from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Quirk Park.

Costumed children can take a stroll around the Candy Loop and stop at different Halloween-themed stations providing treats from local businesses and organizations. This event is free and open to the public, but participants need to register for a specific timeslot at No pets will be allowed with the exception of service animals.

"We cannot wait to see everyone all dressed up and ready to celebrate Halloween," said Director of Recreation Jennifer Zaenglein. "We're asking people to register, so we can properly distance everyone and if we have to cancel due to weather, we can notify everyone right away via email."

A rain date is set for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

 "In 2019, roughly 1000 people came to Van Buren Township's safe trick-or-treating event," said Supervisor Kevin McNamara. "We're expecting a large turnout this year and want to thank our local businesses and non-profit organizations. Candy loop wouldn't be possible without their support."

Local businesses and organizations can register to distribute candy at an individual station at or contact Zaenglein at (734) 699-8921. Decorations are encouraged, but not necessary.

Participants will be required to follow all CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. 

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