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Halloween, like the 4th of July, is an American holiday tradition. No one can “cancel” Halloween, but the Village of Middleville sets hours for trick-or-treating to remind drivers to be on the lookout for kids walking through neighborhood streets.
This October, public health experts consider traditional trick-or-treating to be a high-risk activity and recommend that you do something different. There will be many trunk-or-treat spots around Middleville. Parents should share with children that this year is a special case. Let them know some of the new ways you plan to celebrate and still have fun.
If you are going to give away candy at your home, please:
* Use reflective tape to mark six-foot lines in front of the home and leading to driveway/front door.
* Consider handing out candy in an open space where distancing is possible, rather than from the front door.
* Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters.
* Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact.
If you are going to walk the neighborhoods, remember to:
* Trick or treat with people you live with.
* Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
* Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
* For parents with trick-or-treating kids, keep a six-foot distance from others not in your group and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
* Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
* A Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask, but do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
Please join us Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 pm to hear what we’ve been up to with our community Blue Zones work. Dan Buettner, the Blue Zones founder will be opening the hour! We will have giveaways, demos, and this virtual event is free for all! Please share with you Barry County community members. To sign up, go to www.activatebarrycounty.com.
We are so excited to share with you all! Sign up today!
Yours in health,
ALLISON TROYER WISWELL | ACTIVATE DIRECTOR – BARRY COUNTY
Blue Zones, LLC
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YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Last day for paper yard waste bags is October 12, 2020. After October 12, the DPW crew will begin vacuuming all yard waste typically placed in biodegradable paper yard bags. All yard waste should be raked to the curb until the last day of leaf pick-up on November 13, 2020 depending on the weather.
The last day for brush pick-up is October 8, 2020.
Fire Pit Rules
- No burning trash/garbage
- No burning refuse/debris
- No larger than 3 feet in diameter
Remember to keep the social distancing guidelines and stay safe!
For more information, please call our office at (269) 795-3385 or visit the Village Ordinance page https://library.municode.com/mi/middleville/codes/code_of_ordinances