2020 has been a difficult year. We’ve had to cancel plans, postpone special events, and forgo seeing our friends and loved ones indefinitely. With COVID-19 showing no signs of waning any time soon, Halloween celebrators across the nation have been devising creative ways to safely deliver candy to trick-or-treaters.
The safest and most popular creation has been the candy chute. A candy chute allows residents to slide candy down a PVC pipe and straight into a trick-or-treater’s bucket, thus minimizing contact and the possible spread of the virus.
“This group was created because I know how hard this year has been on everyone, kids included,” Tacoma Candy Chute Network founder Kass Hodorowski said in a post in the Facebook group. “Let’s make sure they have a good safe way to have a bit of fun. Safety is #1, keep that always in mind.”
The group’s goal, like the Seattle Trick-or-Treat group and others, is to create a safe and fun Halloween. The Seattle Trick-or-Treat group also includes Eastside cities such as Edmonds, Mill Creek, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, and more.
“Welcome to… (the) Tacoma Candy Chute Network, aka Let’s Save Halloween,” according to the group’s website. “We want to create a fun and safe Halloween for our families and communities this year.”
As part of the group, members can add their residencies to a Google map — signifying that they will be participating. To date, there are nearly 400 residents registered.