Dad creates candy chute to prepare for a socially distanced Halloween


With coronavirus wreaking havoc on all of 2020s best get-togethers, trick-or-treating on Halloween finds itself in jeopardy. Luckily, one dad in Ohio has gotten crafty with his plans.

Andrew Beattie whipped up a clever device to help kids like his daughters take advantage of trick-or-treating on Halloween night while keeping a safe distance from the neighbors.

Beattie took to Facebook with his creation, showing off the candy chute which is adhered to his front porch's railing with string lights. He posted a video, showing his wife and daughter taking the chute for a test spin.

Beattie notes that the chute will create a completely "touch-free" trick-or-treat experience for kids.

He wrote in the Facebook post, "There will be a sign at the bottom of the tube showing them where to hold their bags and buckets so the candy can drop right in."

He added, "I, personally, will be wearing a mask and changing gloves frequently, and the candy will be from a factory-sealed bag that I'll open outside by the candy chute."

Many have wondered if trick-or-treating will be safe this year, with many neighborhoods and communities coming up with creative ways to keep the tradition in play this Halloween season.

Tips for conducting a safe trick-or-treating experience for all include wearing masks, keeping a safe distance from others, talking to your neighbors and community members about expectations, and finding creative, contactless ways to hand out candy.

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