This year for Halloween, the Mt. Vernon Police Department will be holding its annual candy giveaway event on Oct. 31 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MVPD says that due to the pandemic, the candy giveaway will be a little bit different this year.
According to MVPD, pre-packaged bags of candy will be handed out in a drive-through style in the department's parking lot. Then, those who'd like to, may continue to the FCCLA and FFA's Trunk or Treat on College Avenue. Officers and Firefighters will be on hand to provide the candy, though mask-wearing and social distancing measures will be in place.
Vehicles will be guided East on 3rd Street from Mill, then North into the department's alley, through its parking lot, then South on College Avenue. These roads will be closed to all other traffic during this time.
Additionally, MVPD will be holding a department pumpkin carving contest. Officers will carve pumpkins, and photos will be posted on the MVPD Facebook page. The department's asking the public to vote on which pumpkin they think is best.
The finished pumpkins will be on display during MVPD's candy giveaway, showcasing the art and the winning pumpkin.