Village of Fox Lake E-Anchor
Halloween Edition
Welcome to the Village of Fox Lake E-Newsletter - Halloween Edition
Saturday, October 31, 2020
from 3 to 6 p.m.
Trick-or-Treating in Fox Lake, IL will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Please note - the Illinois Department of Public Health has stated the safest approach for Halloween this year is to plan special events at home over traditional trick-or-treating.

Should you trick-or-treat, the Village is advising residents to follow guidance provided by IDPH.
Trick-or-Treating Guidance
Guidance for trick-or-treating has been provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. More information can be found at by clicking here.
  • As a reminder, if you think you could have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. Individuals at increased risk for severe illness should not attend in-person Halloween gatherings.

  • All individuals participating in trick-or-treating, including those passing out candy should maintain social distance of least 6 feet and wear proper face coverings. A costume mask, such as those worn for Halloween, is not a substitute for a face covering. If face coverings are worn under costume masks, please ensure this does not create breathing problems, and if so, discard the costume mask.

  • As an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, anyone who would like to distribute treats should leave individually wrapped candy or treats on a table, on their front walkways, sidewalks, or any outdoor space that allows for at least 6 feet of social distance from the door. The individually wrapped candy should be spread out so each piece is not touching another. Anyone distributing candy or treats should wash their hands properly for at least 20 seconds before placing the candy on the table and when replenishing.

  • Only household members should trick-or-treat together, and they should maintain 6-feet social distance from other trick-or-treaters at all times. Mixed household trick-or-treaters are discouraged.

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be carried and used frequently.

  • Candy collected during trick-or-treating should not be consumed until after handwashing.

  • As always, a parent/guardian should check all candy to make sure it is wrapped and should discard unwrapped candy.

  • And, of course, practice good dental hygiene as well.

  • Outdoor areas are preferred for trick-or-treating. Enclosed indoor areas, like apartment buildings, present greater risk of transmission. Open doors and windows as appropriate to promote increased ventilation.
Trick-or-Treating Door Signs
In order to help designate which homes are participating in trick-or-treating, the Village has designed signage that can be displayed outside of homes.

A posted green sign in addition to an outside light left on will let trick-or-treaters know that they are welcome.

A posted red sign in addition to no outside lights on will let trick-or-treaters know that they are not welcome.

The door signs can be downloaded and printed using the link below.
Printed Door Signs Available
for Pickup
Printed copies of both door signs can be found at these three locations:

  • Outside the front door of Lakefront Park Building (71 Nippersink Blvd.)
  • Outside the front door of Village Hall (66 Thillen Dr.)
  • In the lobby area of the Fox Lake Police Department (301 S. Route 59).
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Put your carving skills to the test this October, and submit your best carved pumpkin to the Village of Fox Lake's Pumpkin Carving Contest! All entries must be submitted by Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Voting will take place on The Village of Fox Lake Parks & Recreation Facebook Page. The photos with the most likes by November 2 at 8 a.m. will win the prize for their age group. The full flyer can be viewed here.
Paint a Mini Pumpkin Kit
The Village of Fox Lake has partnered with the Fox Lake District Library to provide FREE "Paint a Mini Pumpkin Kits".

Each kits come with 3 different colors of paint, sequins, and a mini pumpkin.

The kits are available for pickup at the Fox Lake District Library located at 255 E Grand Ave. Fox Lake, IL. Pickup begins Monday, October 19 and continues until Saturday, October 31.

Call the library at (847) 587-0198 if you have any additional questions.
Village of Fox Lake | 66 Thillen Drive | (847) 587-2151 |