HUMBOLDT — A new spin on trick-or-treating aims to keep children safe while still allowing them to collect candy.
The Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce, the Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Humboldt are hosting a social distance drive through trick-or-treat at the chamber’s office. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – or when candy runs out.
“We want to ensure there is a safe way to have the children pick up some of their treats in 2020,” said Brent Fitzpatrick, the chamber’s executive director.
“So far, a large number of our members have indicated they will contribute, either in treats or donations, to ensure a large bag for each of the little trick or treaters.”
The event will use a distancing device – a ‘treat slide’ – to ensure a proper and safe distance from the trick or treaters.
A silver collection will take place, with all the proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters Humboldt.
The organizers have asked businesses to donate candy or money to buy treats. To allow for 72 hours of isolation, any donated candy must be delivered to the chamber by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28.