Maybrook to host drive-through Halloween party

Posted 10/28/20

Trick or treat hours in Maybrook are the usual 6 - 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 31. Residents should leave their porch/outside light on if they are participating. Last year, the Maybrook Kiwanis hosted a Trunk …

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Maybrook to host drive-through Halloween party

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Trick or treat hours in Maybrook are the usual 6 - 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 31. Residents should leave their porch/outside light on if they are participating. Last year, the Maybrook Kiwanis hosted a Trunk or Treat. Not this year, because of the virus.

The customary village Halloween party, held 5 - 6 p.m. Halloween night has been modified. The following groups will instead host a Halloween Drive-Thru in Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park for fifth graders and younger: Maybrook Kiwanis Club, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan, ShopRite, Maybrook Police Dept., Maybrook Fire Dept. And E-Rock Entertainment. Drive up and receive a Halloween treat.

No foot traffic will be allowed. Traffic will enter on Tower Ave. and exit through Schipps La. Those handing out candy will wear masks and gloves.

As for trick or treating itself, the village suggests several safety tips. Anyone sick or self-quarantining must stay home. Residents who are sick or self-quarantining should leave their porch/outdoor light off and not participate.

Trick or treat in your household group. Leave space between you and other groups. Wash your hands before you go out, when you get home and before eating treats. Avoid touching your face. Mayor Dennis Leahy has more suggestions.

“Use tongs, a baking sheet or make a candy slide to give more space when handing out candy,” he said. “Hand out sealed, pre-packaged individual treats instead of offering a shared bowl. Wear a non-medical mask that covers your nose and mouth when handing out treats.

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