Adams Halloween firetruck

Adams town employees will deliver candy to costumed kids in neighborhoods throughout the community beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The town of Adams will have town employees delivering candy to children this Halloween, in an effort to avoid possible coronavirus transmission. 

The Adams Police Department, Fire Department,  forest wardens, Department of Public Works and Adams Ambulance will each send vehicles into neighborhoods through Adams and distribute candy to costumed residents beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

“In lieu of residents going door-to-door, the town is providing an opportunity for people to celebrate Halloween while maintaining a social distance," Town Administrator Jay Green said in a prepared statement. "We are still encouraging residents to keep their ghoulish traditions, decorate their houses, and dress in costumes."

Halloween music will be broadcast from the vehicles and residents are encouraged to come outside and partake in a socially distant trick or treat.

The town's Board of Health is taking steps to ensure that candy will be safely distributed. All vehicles will be sanitized and those distributing candy will wear face masks and gloves. 

The Adams Police Department is accepting candy and monetary donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

Candy donations must be in unopened and in factory-sealed bags. Homemade treats will not be accepted.