For 39 years the Hannibal Police Department has hosted its Annual HPD Children's Halloween Event. They've decided the show must go on for 2020. The police department just announced that it will indeed host the Halloween party for the 40th year.
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The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center on Warren Barrett Drive (also known as the old armory) will be staged with all sorts of spooky scenes. The party is on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. It's free and kids from newborns to 12-year-olds are welcome.
The goal of the party is to provide a safer place for children to celebrate Halloween. COVID precautions will be in place. Those attending will only be allowed to enter in groups of 10 or less and must wear a face covering in accordance with CDC guidelines. 
Once inside visitors will be guided through the “Haunted Trail” and at the end of the trail all children 12 and under will receive a prepackaged bag of Halloween treats. Unlike previous years there will not be a food court, costume contest or game booths due to COVID-related restrictions. All children 12 and under will be allowed to enter a prize drawing for their age group.
The Hannibal Police Department has hosted the Children’s Halloween Party for 40 years with the support of the public and local businesses. Once again the event will be free of charge for the children.

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