It was a monster dash: Candy falls from the sky via helicopter in Townsend

Nolan Lister

Hundreds of Halloween costume-clad children from around the region took part Saturday in Edgewater Farms’ third annual Helicopter Candy Drop near Townsend.

Edgewater owner Nancy Davis said “we have a line of cars we can’t believe.”

“The turnout is fantastic; we did not expect this,” Davis said. “We’re thrilled, and we’ll have to plan for a bigger crowd next year.”

A helicopter drops candy to children at Edgewater Farms in Townsend. 

Photo via Edgewater Farms

The Three Forks-based Headwaters Flying Service dropped 2,000 pounds of Halloween candy from a helicopter over the farm before the mass of children swarmed the field.

Costumed children scramble for candy dropped from a helicopter into an Edgewater Farms field Saturday afternoon during the annual event.

Nolan Lister

Edgewater employee Tammy Fowler called it “six hours of honest, great fun.”

“It’s nice,” Fowler said of the event. “It brings families together and opens up a few jobs for people.”

Max Barnick, 8,

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