Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer is sponsoring a Halloween decorating contest as an alternative to traditional trick or treating.
Those who sign up to become part of the display and agree to appear on a “Halloween Spirit Map” will show off their lawns and houses to residents looking for some entertaining fun and will eligible for prizes. To register to show off your creativity, send an email to [email protected] and include “Halloween Contest” in the subject line.
Judging begins Oct. 24.
Spencer’s office said that many families have reached out to him with questions on how to go about celebrating Halloween safely. The contest provides a welcome alternative. “The key to successfully navigating the ongoing risks of COVID-19 has been to adapt to the circumstances. No one wants Halloween to be canceled, but many want to protect the health and safety of their loved one,” Spencer said. “The contest simultaneously captures the great spirit of Halloween with an adventurous and creative option while avoiding the concerns that may come with traditional activities.”