The Town of Bar Harbor in conjunction with the Bar Harbor Police Department and the Downeast Covid Task Force, and the State CDC, have developed a Covid-safety plan for Halloween on Ledgelawn Avenue.

Ledgelawn Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Trick or Treating  from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., although the cross streets will not be closed

Many Ledgelawn residents will be handing out candy via a 5 foot candy chute (PVC pipe) to maintain social distancing. Others may be putting candy on a spider web for trick or treaters to grab or use a trebuchet (catapult) or basketball style innovations.

Photo Town of Bar Harbor

The State of Maine has asked for trick or treaters to stay to the right, heading down one side of the road. The goal is to maintain safe appropriate distancing and not have kids crossing the street going back and forth. Police will set up cones and dividers that will remind trick or treaters to stay in their lane and there will be marked intersections where people can do a u-turn if they need to change direction. Volunteers will be on hand to help with the traffic control.

If you would like to volunteer to help with Halloween on Ledgelawn you're asked to fill out the Google Document. There you can sign up for a 4 to 6 shift, a  6 to 8 shift or anytime you're needed shift.

Everyone is reminded to wear a mask, and not a Halloween mask! The masks we're talking about are the one that prevents germs from spreading,  and to remember to give each other plenty of space, follow the one way traffic pattern, wash your hands (bring some hand sanitizer and use it often!), and have a great time.

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