On Sunday Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, GEMS, ghoulishly decorated ambulance made a stop at Wilbur Peck, one of Greenwich’s Housing Authority properties.
Other stops at the housing authority, which recently renamed itself “Greenwich Communities,” included Armstrong Court and Adams Gardens.
GEMS Staff and board members dressed in Halloween costumes and safely distributed treats to the children.
“Because of Covid-19, this year not everyone is comfortable having children come trick-or-treating at their homes,” said Jessica Reid of IN Greenwich marketing. “So GEMS brought the fun to the kids in the form of a special haunted Halloween ambulance. And of course, candy!”
When the creepy ambulance pulled up at Wilbur Peck and the fog machine released a “smoke” cloud from the rear doors, kids got an eye full of spiders, ghosts and skeletons.
From GEMS were Colin Bassett, who was dressed in Lederhosen for an Octoberfest theme, and a Wizard, aka Jason Wein, who handed out treat bags with candy – nut-free, prepackaged and wiped down to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols, of course.
The effort was a win-win-win.
The goodie bags were assembled by the folks at Abilis.
The Housing Authority made a donation to GEMS.
And best of all, the smiles on the faces of the children were visible from behind their masks!