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City of Flagler Beach
P. O. Box 70. 105 South Second Street
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
Phone (386) 517-2000 Fax (386) 517-2008
Matthew P. Doughney, Chief of Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beach Boo Drive Thru to Return in 2021
September 16, 2021 – The Flagler Beach Police Department will host a Halloween themed, drive thru event at Wickline Park in lieu of our traditional Trunk or Treat event. The health and welfare of our children, their parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members is our utmost priority. Due to the spike in cases related to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we believe the drive thru event is the safest way for the children of our community to celebrate Halloween.
“Children are the most vulnerable to the COVID virus right now, as there is no vaccine for children under the age of twelve” said Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney.
The Beach Boo Drive Thru is scheduled as follows;
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wickline Park, Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney stated, “We want the children of our community to celebrate Halloween in a manner that allows them to enjoy the spirit of the fall holiday, and do so as safely as possible”.
The Halloween themed, pandemic precautionary friendly event will require children to stay seated inside their parent’s vehicles, while members of the Police Department and Fire Department will be handing out candy in individual safety bags. Wickline Park will be decorated in the spirit of the fall holiday and members of the Police Department will be dressed in Halloween costumes; along with face-masks. This community event is focused on providing the children of our community with the opportunity to participate in a Halloween event that is safe for them, their parents and the members of the Police Department.
Traffic: Traffic wishing to attend the October 23rd event will enter the Wickline Center parking lot from South Flagler Avenue. Wickline Park is located right next to our City Library; 315 7th Street South. Vehicle traffic entering the parking lot will travel south, and when approaching the pavilion, they’ll be contacted on the passenger side of their vehicles by members of the Police & Fire Department. Individual bags of candy will be handed through open passenger side windows to children and/or parents, and we hope kids dress in their Halloween best! Once the children receive their Halloween treat, vehicles will make a U-turn and exit the parking lot onto 7th Street South. The Police Department will be utilizing electronic variable message boards to assist with directing vehicular traffic toward Wickline Park.
Candy Donations: Unopened bagged candy donations, and zip-lock bags for the event will be gratefully accepted. If you’d like to donate candy, or zip-lock bags, please feel free to contact Ms. Dee Ramirez by phone at (386) 517-2020 Ext. 309.
We’re looking forward to a “Spooktacular” time on October 23rd and we hope that the children of our community enjoy this year’s Halloween event.
If you have any questions about the #BeachBooDriveThru please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.