38th Annual Children’s Halloween Party rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 30 due to rain

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2020) – Due to expected heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday and Thursday, the drive-through City of Oak Ridge Children’s Halloween Party (Halloween Hollow) has been moved to Friday, Oct. 30.

The event will still take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As a result of this change, the sold-out Día de los Muertos Celebration hosted by the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department has been moved to Monday, Nov. 2. For questions about this event, contact Eddie Chavez at (865) 425-3450.

The drive-through will now begin at the Oak Ridge Civic Center west side parking area and end at the Oak Ridge Public Library east side parking area. Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes, pick up preordered T-shirts, and children 4 years old to 4th grade will receive treats.

Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within 6 feet of another person.

All families wishing to attend this free event will need to register at Eventbrite.com or by visiting bit.ly/HalloweenOakRidge2020.

To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike:

  • Oak Ridge Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic; traffic in right eastbound lane will be directed into the Oak Ridge Civic Center parking area to join in on the children’s party
  • The westbound left turning lane will be closed and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center
  • The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading towards Clinton will be open to through traffic; westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open

The Civic Center pool, which was previously closed on Thursday, will now be open on Thursday and closed on Friday. For more information, contact Cameron Taylor with the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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