Lewiston Man Handing Out 6,000 King-Size Candy Bars in Drive-By Halloween
If you've heard of Peter Geiger - you think one of two things.
You either think, 'Oh, that's the amazing Editor in Chief of the Maine, amazing Farmers' Almanac.' OR you think, 'Holy cow! Peter is the house that hands out king-size candy bars for Halloween!'
He's both. And Covid made him have to reimagine what happens for his 25-year tradition. Usually, he hands out candy at his home in Lewiston - but 2,500 kids 6 feet apart would be almost 3 miles long...so that's out. But Peter Geiger has an in with Geiger in Lewiston and that's where the 2021 Halloween extravaganza will be held again this year!
He has bagged up 2,000 bags of candy bars - each bag with three different kinds of bars! Some bags have 4 king-sized candy bars. Oops!
It's a drive-by Halloween at 70 Mount Hope Avenue in Lewiston. Last year the line was over a mile long, so this time, he's figured out a way to make it go quicker with more stations set up to hand out the bag of goodies!
This is near a cemetery, so the spooky factor is built in! There will be inflatables, people dressed up, lights, and plenty of Halloween fun!
So just what IS the most Halloween candy. Of course, it's Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. So he has one in every bag! There are the other favorites as well including Kit Kat, Skittles, Butterfinger and Twix. He always tries to cut back on the choices, but he can't seem to help himself. There are 21 different varieties. You just don't know what you'll get in your goody bag!
AWESOME SIDENOTE: Peter gave up candy for Lent in 1985. He never eats the stuff...ever.
Stay tuned, because you will only get one king-size candy bar if you don't know the password. That will be released Friday morning! Be sure to dress up, and get ready to have a great time all from the safety of your car! Only Peter Geiger could pull this off!
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