First Lady Jennie Gordon Hosting Trick Or Treating Event At Gov’s Residence

Trick-or-treaters can come by the Governor's Residence, 5001 Central Ave. in Cheyenne, from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween and get either trail mix or pre-packaged fruit from the first lady.

Ellen Fike

October 15, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

For Governor Gordon’s sake, it’s a good thing that kids aren’t voters.

Word that trick-or-treaters will be able to go back to the Governor’s Residence after a year’s hiatus due to Covid could be seen as a pretty exciting news event.

That is, until you hear what type of candy will be distributed. Or not be distributed.

Parents might be thrilled to hear that pre-packaged fruit or trail mix will be handed out by First Lady Jennie Gordon.

The trick-or-treaters might feel differently, however.

The Candy Industry reports that Wyoming’s favorite trick-or-treat item is a Snickers bar.

The Snickers bar is so beloved that, according to a popular cartoon that circulates this time of year, it even tamed the Grim Reaper.

But, of course the gracious thing to do is be thankful that the state’s chief executive is opening the residence to all-comers on Halloween from 5-7 p.m.

“The first lady will be here to hand out treats to each family that comes through,” Gordon’s spokeswoman Trista Ostrom told Cowboy State Daily on Friday. “We will set up outside at the end of the walk way so that families can drive through if they wish or they can park and walk up to trick or treat. She purchases candy items locally to distribute.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, not the most popular man in Wyoming, recently announced that he believed it was safe for children to trick or treat this year.

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