Halloween on Main to be drive-thru event

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Sealy Main Street has announced that it will hold Halloween on Main as a drive-thru event on Oct. 31.

The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. with vehicles lining up at B&PW Park and slowly parading down Main Street where socially distanced vendors will lavish costumed youngsters with Halloween treats. The program is an alternative to Boo Bash, which has been jointly sponsored by Sealy Main Street and The Sealy News but was canceled this year due to the pandemic.

“Our Main Street program still wanted to do something fun for the kids and give the families a safe outing for Halloween,” Main Street Director Kimbra Hill told the Sealy City Council at last Tuesday’s meeting.

She introduced Chelsea Humes, who is the promotions chair for the organization.

“We came up with this instead because I know that we can’t keep children apart on a night like that. I’ve got three kids myself, they’re 4, 6, and 8,” she said.

“The idea is we would have cars start lining up over at B&PW Park and head down Main Street. We would close down one block and it would be between Levine Park and City Hall. On that block we would have vendors, about 60 vendors, on both sides of the traffic. These vendors would be spaced at least 10 feet apart,” she said.

Safety will be a priority at the event.

“We want to make sure we have lots of things in place to make sure we have the spacing that we need. Everyone will wear gloves. We’ll make sure that everyone has masks,” Humes said.

She explained that children will be required to stay in vehicles but can collect candy from vendors on both sides of the street.

“We’re doing this nice and early. It would be from 3-5 p.m. so that we can get the trick-or-treaters out and get the police back on the streets because it’s a busy night for them,” she said.

Each member of the city council thanked Humes, Hill and the Main Street board for making the program happen.

“I’m a little choked up over all of this,” Councilmember Dee Anne Lerma said. “I just want to thank you, Kimbra and Chelsea and the Main Street group for working so hard to make something like this happen for our young people in town. I think they’ve suffered through so much since spring break.”

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