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Dothan drive thru trick or treat route

Dothan Leisure Services continues to make final plans for Friday’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat.
Dothan Leisure Services continues to make final plans for Friday’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat.(Source: City of Dothan)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 3:30 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -There won’t be any football at Rip Hewes Stadium Friday night, but the parking lot will be full.

That’s because Dothan’s drive-thru trick or treat will be happening there.

Thousands of families dressed as ghosts and goblins attended the fall flings hosted by Dothan Leisure Services at Westgate Park in the past years.

This Halloween, in light of the pandemic, it’s being transformed into a drive-thru trick or treat event.

“It was important that we had something that they could do that would be safe and will be kept in the guidelines of the CDC because we want them to have fun but safety is our most important thing so we want them to be safe on top of everything,” says Dothan Leisure Services director Stephanie Wingfield.

Getting in the line will only be accessible by the usage of Stadium Street and South Park Avenue.

“They’ll just go through and they will stop at each booth,” says Wingfield.

Participants will enter at Stadium street and Agatha Drive and follow the zig-zag lines on the pavement until they reach the first booth located on the visitor’s side.

Once they arrive at the last booth on the home side, they will exit at Stadium street and Yorktown and will only be able to turn right.

“Traffic department, police department have come together and worked out a great plan so that we should have a continual steady flow,” says Wingfield.

There will be no foot traffic. Those who exit their cars will not be served.

“For safety reasons we just want everybody to stay in their vehicles and we will give them the candy through their windows,” says Wingfield.

This will also help to keep the process quick.

“If everyone remains in their vehicles and go with the flow of traffic you should get in and get out. It’s important to follow the flow of traffic, remain in your vehicle and it won’t take long to get in and get out,” says Wingfield.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and ends at 8.

There are 29 vendors from Girls Scouts to Walmart.

Two booths are available.

If you are interested in reserving those spots you should contact Dothan Leisure Services.

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