We are continually blown away by the spirit of our community. For the first major socially distant in-person community event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, we proudly served almost 700 children at last night's Drive-Thru Trick or Treat Extravaganza, shattering expectations for the evening. We are extraordinarily grateful to the families that endured the wait and businesses that helped make the night a roaring success. The Middletown Township Parks & Recreation Department is sharing pictures from the evening on their Facebook page.
We know many families were unable to make it to the event, and not for lack of trying. Even with a date change 48 hours before the event, there were hundreds of cars coming from all directions that had to be turned away. The last car entered the Shoppes at Flowers Mill shopping center at 7:20 PM and left the event at 8:45 PM. We likely could have tripled the candy and the length of the event and still had more families to serve.
While we hope to hold more traditional in-person events in the future, we learned valuable lessons about ideas that worked and didn't work, and will apply that experience to our next event.