From Oregon Coast Aquarium:
The weather is cooling, leaves are changing and the animals at the Aquarium are gourding, we mean gorging, on pumpkins for some enrichment fun. But there’s one more reason to fall for this time of year: Trick or Treat Street at the Oregon Coast Aquarium!
Trick or Treat Street will take place on Saturday, October 27, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. co-hosted by the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. Mock storefronts arranged in a looping “street” feature 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.
Trick or Treat Street is free with the donation of two cans of people or pet food per entry, all of which goes toward the Food Share of Lincoln County. We hope to surpass last year’s donation of 2,400 lbs. of non-perishable food items.
Nancy Mitchell, Executive Director for Food Share of Lincoln County, explained that the “event brings a welcome boost to our shelf stable food supply, especially following the summer months when food donations tend to fall flat. 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. Trick or Treat Street is a prime example of how community-led efforts help families and individuals stay afloat.”
The Aquarium will close some exhibits at 4:00 p.m. on October 27 in preparation for Trick or Treat Street and re-open at 6:00 p.m. We will resume our normal winter hours on October 28, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m.
This year there will be 18 storefronts to pass out candy. Thank you Cobblestone Pizza, Lincoln Animal Shelter, Fred Meyer, Us Market, JC Market, Mini Pet Mart, Power Ford, Pro Build, Roby’s Furniture, Safeway, Shangri-La, Subway, Advantage Real Estate, Ocean Tire Factory, Oregon Parks and Recreation and Walmart for participation in this event.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium creates unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon Coast and inspire ocean conservation. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.