MOUNT MORRIS – Candy and costumes will be on full display in Mount Morris for the fire department’s annual Halloween party. Members of the Mount Morris Fire Department announced that despite the COVID-19 pandemic they will still be holding the event.
They are asking that masks and gloves be worn while trick or treat bags are given out.
“We will have a person in front of the fire hall that will be distributing candy. The person that is giving out the candy will also be wearing masks and gloves,” said event organizer William D’Angelo.
Last year, organizers say more than 300 kids came out to take part in the event. Inside the fire hall donuts and cider were given out but because of the COVID-19 pandemic D’Angelo said that will not be happening this year.
“Also this year we have to take extra precautions. We are doing it according to the guidelines,” said D’Angelo.
The event is being sponsored by the Mount Morris, Mount Morris Partners for Progress, Mount Morris Rotary Club, Mount Morris Ambulance and the Mount Morris Police Benevolent Association. In addition to getting candy in front of the fire hall
D’Angelo said kids may also be getting other treats from area first responders.
“Normally the police give out those light sticks to the kids and the ambulance is also giving out candy. It takes a little bit of organizing but this year just with logistics it is going to be a lot less work,” said D’Angelo.
From the Fire Hall to Mills Mansion, D’Angelo says area business are also being encouraged to take part in the event. “We are trying to promote community outreach for the kids by having the event,” said D’Angelo.
The event will take place on Saturday October 31 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and will take place outside the fire hall. Organizers say kids from Mount Morris and beyond are welcome to attend the event.
“The kids have been disappointed with a lot of things this years, so we thought that we had better try and give them something,” said D’Angelo.