Westfield Police Dept. offers drive-thru event


The Westfield Police Dept. will conduct a Boo Drive-Thru from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Oak Trace Elementary School, 16504 Oak Ridge Rd.


Officer Kaeden Gebhart said the event was organized to provide families a safe option to celebrate Halloween.

“One of our officers came to us and said we need to do something for Halloween due to people feeling up in the air about what they want to do on Halloween due to COVID,” Gebhart said. “Families were hesitant to go door-to-door.”

The department planned the Boo Drive Thru, where costumed police officers will distribute candy. Attendees will remain in their cars the entire time.

“People might be more receptive to taking candy from law enforcement,” Gebhart said. “Cars can come in and drive around, and we will have some decorations set up.”

The Spirit of Halloween donated decorations and props for the officers. A bag of candy will be provided for every child in the car. The Westfield Fire Dept. also will have a presence with two fire trucks.

“We are hoping for a pretty good attendance,” Gebhart said. “This is something for the kids to still get out on Halloween and dress up in their car and get some candy and have a good time.”

All attendees must stay in their cars.


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