Ohio man creates Halloween candy chute for socially distant trick-or-treating

Midwest

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (NewsNation Now) — Halloween regulations are slowly sweeping the nation. Some cities have decided against trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. An Ohio man made a creative solution to door-to-door trick or treating: a candy chute for touch-free candy handling.

The 6-foot candy chute was constructed by Andrew Beattie. The cardboard tube is attached to Beattie’s porch rail and is wrapped orange-and-black striped paper and decorative lights.

When candy is dropped in at the top of his stairs, it will land safely into the buckets or hands of trick-or-treaters.

Beattie said he will place a sign at the bottom of his stairs, showing visitors where to hold their bags or candy buckets so the candy will drop right in.

“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,” Beattie said on Facebook.

Beattie said he was able to make the candy chute from a 6’x4″ cardboard shipping tube, according to NewsNation affiliate WTVO.

Beattie created the chute as a safe and fun way for kids to still enjoy Halloween during a global pandemic.

“I want our youngins to be able to have some sense of normalcy and maybe a little bit of exercise in all this madness,” he said on Facebook.

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