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City of Franklin Receives Louisiana State Fire Marshal Approval to Celebrate a Safe/Family Friendly “Boo on the Bayou”

FRANKLIN, La. – The City of Franklin has received formal approval from Louisiana State Fire Marshal “Butch” Browning, Jr. to conduct its annual “Boo on the Bayou” along Teche Drive Saturday, October 31 from 6p.m – 8p.m. with various Covid-19 mitigation measures as follows:
1. Physical Distancing of those NOT within the same household to be monitored and enforced;
2. Wearing of a face covering of the nose and mouth will be required to enter and/or serve treats throughout the entire route;
3. All vendors/community members distributing treats will be physically distanced by 6ft along Teche Drive;
4. One Way line of service which includes one entrance and one exit all strictly monitored to ensure physical distancing;
5. Partnership with Franklin Foundation Hospital and Teche Action Clinic to have volunteer providers and/or healthcare staff as “Boo” monitors and liaisons to ensure a safe, healthy environment for all in attendance;
6. Hand Sanitizer provided at the entrance and throughout the route.
The City is requesting all interested community organizations, businesses, schools, churches, community members that want to distribute candy to all “trunk or treaters” in attendance. Please contact Ed “Tiger” Verdin at (337) 578-7114, Arlana Shields at (337) 828-6345 or Tammy Rogers at (337) 828-6350 to have your name listed as a vendor. We anticipate our crowd to be similar as last year’s event so prepare to have lots of treats! Please see attached map of event.
***As a reminder this is a family friendly event so please be mindful of Halloween costuming when attending.***
“Boo on the Bayou” will coincide with the City of Franklin’s citywide “Trick or Treating” from 6p.m. – 8p.m. We ask that everyone remain vigilant and mindful of all the normal Covid-19 mitigation measures to ensure all stay healthy!
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