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Nomore_lockout's avatar

Are the kids going to be allowed to trick or treat in your area?

Asked by Nomore_lockout (7046points) October 17th, 2020

Seems like it is being cancelled in my town because of the virus. Not very happy about that?

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YARNLADY's avatar

yes, with the usual precautions. There are several public drive throughs planned as well.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@ YARNLADY That might be an option in our town as well, the drive through thing. They are are still hashing it around supposedly.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Must be nice @Dutchess_III. Seems as if you and YARNLADY live in sensible areas. Still up in the air here in our part of CenTex. We’ll see I guess.

anniereborn's avatar

I have no idea, I can’t seem to find out. (I don’t have children, so no grapevine for me)

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@anniereborn Just grand kids for me. Only four still young enough to care and one of them is only two. All excited about “Go night get candy?” Lol poor little guy.

janbb's avatar

Our town has planned alternative festivities for the families. I’m happy with the solution.

JLeslie's avatar

My guess is yes. Kids don’t ever trick or treat in my community, but they do in neighboring ones. I found this link with October activities for events in my county. https://fun4lakekids.com/Whats-Happening/Trick-or-Treating-Events/

anniereborn's avatar

Update: I looked it up. Yes my town is having it. Only for two hours though.

jca2's avatar

Southern NY area, north of NYC here. There’s a party at an orchard from 3 to 5. After that, kids can trick or treat. My daughter is 13 and she doesn’t want to go. Her friends might go and they invited her to a sleepover afterwards, so I’m not sure what I’m doing as far as handing out candy or if she is going door to door, then I will have to accompany her. I have candy from Costco just in case I’m staying home.

Demosthenes's avatar

They’re very strongly discouraging it. They haven’t outright banned it, but they’re pleading with parents to not let their kids trick-or-treat.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Allowed? Sure. You can’t stop people from dressing up in costumes, and you can’t stop people from knocking on doors. But just because something is allowed doesn’t make it a good idea.

si3tech's avatar

I doubt it. We’re getting about 1500 new cases diagnosed daily.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@anniereborn I learned that there are no restrictions from my city’s Facebook page.

nightwolf5's avatar

In the neighborhood yes, Downtown trick or treat and other community events are canceled. I’m still not giving out candy though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I am. I wish Halloween would hurry up and get here before I eat all the Halloween candy Rick bought!

hmmmmmm's avatar

We had trick-or-treating tonight. If you didn’t want to participate, you were to turn off your porch or front light.

I really underestimated the amount of candy I’d need. I ran out of candy 35 minutes after it started and had to turn off my light. Oops.

I created little bags of candy and put them out on a table in my walkway for kids to take. I was on the front porch about 25 feet away, wishing the kiddos a happy Halloween, talking with neighbors, and making sure they only took 1 bag each.

My 6th-grader went out. He said it was about 50% participation from houses. Everyone had bags set out on tables.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Looks like it’s happening here too, after all. Well kind of. A few streets in the area were noted in the community paper as doing candy pass outs, and there is a fall carnival / candy hand out with face painting and hayrides in one area. So one way or another they can still have the Halloween spirit despite Covid.

JLeslie's avatar

A friend of mine in Queens, NYC, showed all the kids dressed up on the street, so cute. They were out during the day, maybe they did it early, or maybe NYC has a curfew?

@hmmmmmm That was a great idea, so they didn’t put their hand into a bowl of candy and possibly pass germs along.

YARNLADY's avatar

We went to drive through on Thurs and Fri night, then the boys went around the block in our neighborhood. There was plenty of social distancing, and their bags got stuffed.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We had a pretty decent turn out! Better than it has been in previous years, since the local businesses took it over.

janbb's avatar

We did end up having trick or treating in my town. I put out a table at the end of the driveway with the candy on it and a sign to please take only one. There were a surprising amount of kids and parents out. I was only sorry that one group came to the door before I was ready and another kid came after I had taken the table in.

jca2's avatar

Where I live, it seemed like the average amount of trick or treaters, like any other year. Little kids early, bigger kids later. I gave out the candy in my normal fashion, actually, I had the box of chocolate bars (regular size chocolate bars) from Costco, and I was opening the box after I got the first knock at the door. I didn’t put them in a bowl or out on a table or anything.

My neighborhood FB group talked about different methods people used to give out candy – laying it on a table or using tongs, or using the candy chute.

JLeslie's avatar

How would tongs help?

jca2's avatar

@JLeslie: Because the people giving out the candy would use tongs instead of their hands.

I gave you the GA by accident haha.

JLeslie's avatar

Oh, I see. I was thinking the kids were expected to use the tongs. LOL. You’re right, I don’t deserve a GA for that.

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