WEST NEWBURY — Fire Chief Michael Dwyer and Police Chief Jeffrey Durand are pleased to share that the West Newbury Fire and Police Departments will be holding a Fire “Truck-or-Treat” event this weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Deliveries will be made to West Newbury residences only.
Members of the West Newbury Fire and Police Departments
The West Newbury Fire and Police Departments will be delivering pre-packaged treat bags to local families this Saturday to help the community celebrate Halloween. The initiative will offer residents a safe way to celebrate, while maintaining social distance from others and following all COVID-19 public health guidance, as many people may not be participating in traditional trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
“We wanted to do something special for the children and families in our community, to help them celebrate and have fun,” Fire Chief Dwyer said. “It’s been a difficult year for a lot of people, and we know forgoing trick-or-treating is hard on a lot of our youngest residents. We hope that the deliveries on Saturday spread some cheer and help families get in the spirit of the holiday, safely.”
“We’re excited to be partnering with West Newbury Fire and help residents celebrate in a way that supports social distancing and offers a low-risk alternative to trick-or-treating,” Police Chief Durand said. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect with our community and bring a smile to people’s faces, something we haven’t been able to do as much as we used to as a direct result of COVID-19.”
Contactless deliveries will be made by members of both departments on a West Newbury Fire truck on Saturday during the day.
To register, families are asked to email the Fire department at [email protected] or direct message them on Facebook here. All participants must be registered by Friday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. Reasonable requests will be addressed by email, and residents should not contact dispatch or call 911 with any inquiries related to the deliveries.
Both a candy and non-candy option, with pretzels, will be available, and parents and guardians are asked to specify which options they prefer when they register. All deliveries will be made without contact.
All participants will be expected to maintain social distance, a minimum of six feet, from others outside their household and wear a mask or face covering.