GR Neighborhood offering Safe Trick or Treating Option
So if you're wanting to take your kids trick or treating for Halloween but you're afraid of the human contact and unsafe social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, then you're going to definitely want to check out what they're doing on two streets in the Cherry Hill neighborhood to offer COVID-safe trick-or-treating.
Neighbors on Charles and Henry avenues between Cherry and Wealthy streets are offered free candy chutes where they can safely distribute candy, and the chutes are being offered and built by Spring Construction, Kolehouse Strategies, and Urban Pharm. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the chutes and then can decorate them for a prize for the best design. They are also encouraging neighbors to use an ice scoop or tongs to send candy down the chute to keep the candy germ-free.
“We really wanted kids in our neighborhood to enjoy trick-or-treating on Halloween without putting themselves and our neighbors at risk,” said Kolehouse Strategies Owner Mike Kolehouse. “It’s important that we get creative to give kids good experiences during the pandemic.”
“We’re so glad to be able to use our skills to help create a fun and safe Halloween for kids in Grand Rapids,” said Spring Construction Owner Jason Haight. “It’s going to feel good setting the chutes up on Friday and taking them down Sunday, knowing how much enjoyment and peace of mind they will bring.”