Halloween 2020: There will be a ‘Boo Bash’

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COVID-19 restrictions have canceled the traditional house-to-house trick or treating in Mount Olive this year.

Instead, town commissioners agreed at their monthly meeting to hold a one-time “Boo Bash” on Halloween. The event will be held through a partnership with the town, Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Mount Olive.

The ride-thru celebration runs from 5-7 p.m. on Center Street. Participants are asked to enter Northeast Center Street at Park Avenue.

Youngsters who wish to walk the “Boo Bash” route are asked to meet in front of the fire department.

The event is for trick-or-treaters ages 12 and under. Officials ask that each participant wear a mask under their Halloween costume mask.

Volunteers will provide each participant with a bag of goodies at the drive-thru.

Candy donations can be delivered to town hall during the week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Officials ask that donors make sure the treats are wrapped. The deadline for contributions is Oct. 23.

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