A three-million-gallon storage tank at the Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery in Wilmington is once again transformed into the “world’s largest” jack-o’-lantern, but the orange icon is sporting a face mask this year.

The refinery is planning a drive-thru community viewing event on Oct. 30 for a chance to take pictures with “Smilin’ Jack.” The refinery will also be handing out its caramel popcorn and 76 branded goodies, including face masks that match Smilin’ Jack’s, while supplies last.

“Smilin’ Jack has been a Halloween tradition in the community since 1952,” said Juliana Moreno, the refinery’s public affairs and community relations adviser. “Phillips 66 is a proud member of this community, and it is important for us to provide families in the area a way to enjoy Halloween and continue on safely with this tradition. We’re asking everyone to mask up this year — even Jack.”

The drive-thru event the day before Halloween will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Phillips 66 refinery, located at 1660 W. Anaheim St., between the Harbor (110) Freeway and Gaffey Street. The event entrance will be at Gate 14 on Anaheim Street.

This year, extra safety precautions will be in place: a face covering must be worn by visitors at all times, even while taking pictures. Visitors will be required to comply with directions from Phillips 66 personnel, local law enforcement and security staff on-site. Visitors must remain in their vehicles, and occupants must be members of the same household or living unit.

The 76 station at 1327 Anaheim St. in Wilmington will be passing out caramel popcorn from Thursday through Oct. 31 while supplies last.

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