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    Oct 31 - will you trick or treat for Halloween?

    There have been some discussions about whether parents will let their kids go trick or treating; some donors have decided to not participate this year. I don't like the treats so don't want to buy stuff that I can't give away. I do enjoy the little ones coming out all dressed up. I usually get about 50 kids so the number of treats is something to consider.
    Not sure what to do. What are you doing, how many kids do you usually get and how many do you expect this year?
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    I never get anyone as I live in an apt. But my town is allowing trick or treating.

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    It's allowed but I can't remotely imagine it being recommended. Just seems like a bad idea. No they don't frequent this apartment either even though it would be easy enough to, don't expect to get much from apartments I guess. It's very mercenary at this point, they only go places where they will get the most candy.
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    We plan to leave our lights out and not answer the door if any treaters come knocking. I am considering leaving a pump bottle of hand sanitizer out on the door step.

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    I am too old to trick or treat.

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    I work at a church which normally has a Trunk or Treat on the Wednesday before Halloween. We've been contacted by the local health dept. asking/telling us NOT to hold any kind of event for Halloween. We are on an uptick right now. Seems like just as we start flattening out, we uptick again.

    We hardly got T-or T-ers as it is, in our neighborhood. So we'll probably not get any this year.
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    My suburban Chicago town's guidelines:

    Hours are the same from 3pm to 7pm on Halloween.

    Signs: The Village has created signs to help indicate whether or not you are inviting Trick-or-Treaters to visit your home this Halloween. Please click on the corresponding links below to view the signs and print them up at home for your own use.
    'Trick or Treaters Welcome' Sign: Please click here.
    'No Trick or Treater Please' Sign: Please click here.
    It is also suggested that those homes participating in Trick-or-Treating leave their front porch light on during the established Trick-or-Treat hours. This too will function as an indicator for those Trick-or-Treating in your neighborhood.


    IDPH Guidelines: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has established guidelines for Trick-or-Treating this year. These guidelines are summarized below and more detailed information can be viewed at the following link: IDPH Halloween Guidance 2020
    Anyone participating in Trick-or-Treating, including those passing out candy, should maintain 6-feet of social distance and wear proper face coverings.
    Consider leaving individually wrapped candy (spaced apart) on a table in driveways or in front of walkways, sidewalks, or any outdoor space where 6-feet of distance can be maintained.
    A Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Ensure that breathing is not impaired if a cloth mask is worn under a costume mask. If so, discard the costume mask.
    Trick-or-Treat in groups with household members only.
    Candy collected during Trick-or-Treating should not be eaten until after hand washing.

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    About distributing candy - some guy on social media made a 6ft long pipe out of PVC pipe sections, painted it Halloween colors, and plans to use it to distribute candy to the kids - sliding it down the pipe.

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    We usually pretend we're not home.

    The last few Halloweens we've been with our grandkids at their house. Last we heard, their city was allowing T-orT-ing and costumes were being sewn for the grandkids. Apparently people plan to leave out baskets/plastic pumpkins full of candy and just let kids come by. Some houses did that last year and, because every kid T-orT-ing was being escorted by hovering adults, it's not like the first three kids to a house hogged all the treats. T-orT-ing is pretty well done in that neighborhood by 8 pm because young kids and because by the end of October, the temperature usually is aiming for around 40 degrees at night, which discourages many from making a party of it.

    I will guarantee that COVID-19 masks will be as numerous as pink Volvos in Texas. The kids will have an excuse. The adults, not so much.
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    Interesting Steve that you compare PINK Volvos to masks. I just heard today about masks being compared to purses, as in they are for girlie men.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/migh...180400344.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    I will guarantee that COVID-19 masks will be as numerous as pink Volvos in Texas.
    Isn't the Mary Kay cosmetics empire based in Texas?
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