At Newpoint on Lady's Island, as many as 300-400 people come from surrounding areas to trick-or-treat along the planned community's walkable network of porch-facing streets. We're all trying to work out how we can get the kids all the candy they need and deserve this Halloween.
"While part of this project was meant to bring a smile to a potential trick-or-treater's face, the greater goal was to help Daily Bread Food Bank in their efforts to feed the less fortunate - those that rely on the food bank every day", he continued in his latest update. "Beyond enjoying your favorite candy, this year provides a unique opportunity to spend time with family and small groups of friends and find creative ways to make each moment memorable". If you do decide to give out treats, consider putting them in separate bags that are easy for people to grab, and leaving them outside your door.
'The rules are those which apply to household mixing in general and what that means in practice is if you in a Very High alert level then you can not mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces, ' he said. She merely conducted a survey of neighbors after being barraged with phone calls on whether we should hold our traditional Halloween celebration which entails lines of kids at our doors with anywhere between 800 and 1,000 stopping by. Perhaps you carve pumpkins and cook the seeds, decorate the outside of your home, or send the kids on a Halloween scavenger hunt.
Halloween candy sales already are up 8.6% over previous year, said the National Confectioners Association. Volunteers at each station will hand out treats and candy following public health guidelines.
But now that health officials have asked that people don't partake in the main activity that defines Halloween - at least in Toronto and the other COVID-19 hotspots in the province that are now back in modified Stage 2 lockdown - it seems that the project has been forced to a halt. You can also add a red button outside your home to notify you.
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This year, plans have changed for many people.
You can expect to see bats and skeletons earlier in the season: 45% are planning to decorate their homes earlier this year, to get in the spirit of the holiday. You can set up a virtual costume parties on Zoom, Skype or WebEx with a bunch of your close friends without having to worry about getting contracted of COVID-19. About 55 per cent of poll responses favoured door-to-door trick or treating as normal.
Some people apparently have made it at their home, so they can send candies from the second floor of their home for the trick-or-treaters. We wrestle with the idea of taking yet another fun thing off the table for the kids in our community and it's a decision that many households are struggling with.
Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.