Local communities mapping out Halloween 2020 plans

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(SYLVESTER, GA) – For families across the country, Halloween is going to look entirely different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and some communities have already spent the last few weeks working out the logistics.

Sylvester Mayor, Charlie Jones tells us, “We’re not trying to mandate where they go, or anything like that. But we do want them to keep a good, safe distance. And we hope that they enjoy halloween and that no one is in any danger.”

In Adel, the community after a controversial post about not having the holiday is working to make sure that it can be safely celebrated.

Much like in the City of Sylvester, they plan to hold an event for families in a sectioned off part of the community.

Though they’ll be doing their event drive-thru style.

“We’re gonna have vendors come in and have churches, groups, organizations, chambers of commerce, any local club who wants to participate, and give them each a 10×10 or 15×15 foot area,” says Adel Mayor, Buddy Duke.

As local communities take the next few weeks to map out their options for a Halloween that can follow CDC guidelines, but also keep them safe in the streets as well.

“We want to encourage all of the adults to watch their children, and help watch out for their children. And when you’re in these congested areas, use extra caution in their vehicles and four wheelers,” says Mayor Jones.

While Mayor Dukes says, “What our intention was and is and is going to be is to hold off and see what we can do… Our message is going to be what can we do to make trick-or-treating safer.”

The City of Adel has announced their drive-thru event for Saturday, October 31st on Parrish Avenue from 5-7 P.M.