The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has hosted a Halloween carnival for Sisters Country residents for decades. The Halloween carnival has been a great opportunity for the Fire District to connect with youth and to provide fire safety education materials. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority are discouraging many traditional Halloween activities to prevent the spread of the virus. The Fire District is trying to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and therefore we will not be hosting our typical Halloween event at the fire station this year.
In lieu of that, the Fire District will deliver Halloween bags to both Sisters Elementary and Black Butte Schools to hand out to students enrolled in grades K-4. The Halloween bags will include important fire safety educational information and some holiday treats. Fire Chief Roger Johnson said, “While we realize this isn’t the typical Halloween experience that local families have come to love, we still want to be able to provide a way for kids to enjoy the holiday in a safe manner.”
Parents can feel safe knowing the holiday bags are prepared in a safe and sanitary fashion. Personnel preparing the bags will wear appropriate personal protective equipment including masks and gloves. The bags will also be prepared several days in advance of distribution to the schools.
For more information, please contact the Fire District at 541-549-0771.