Looks like the Illinois Dept of Health gave the green light on most of Halloween with some minimal revisions. They approved the table idea so that’s promising.
I honestly don’t know as to why. I agree with you but also understand it might have been a compromise for those who think it might be a risk. I do know our mayor was a huge supporter of Halloween happening so I’m not going to fuss.Meadow,
Was there any reason why the reduced hours?
since it's Saturday, I would've increased the hours, spreading the TOTers out more.
My math says if normally 3 hrs and you get 300 TOTers, so this year only half come out 150, but now its only 2 hrs of TOTing that would be 75 per hour instead of the normal 100 per hour, but if 3 hrs it would be 50 per hr.
My vote would be to increase the hours.
Yeah I’m right there with you now. Like part of me is the more the merrier, but again you would have to be “in the know” to find my house. I also don’t know how many parents will decide to skip it. Based on the Facebook posts it seems to be very much PRO Halloween.Oh NO. Now I have a NEW worry. It was only what will MY town do! Never gave a thought to town "X" cancelling TOTing while town "Y" allows and an increase in town "Y". May need to go to the BANK to withdrawal MORE candy monies!
A few years back I put out a large bowl of candy then left for a 15 minute run and when i got back it was completely empty ( Deerfield, Il). Mind you, this was during the day! I think there will be more people this year leaving candy in bowls which is fine if you're outside monitoring the ToTers but what if it's 30 or 40 degrees outside? We actually had snow last HalloweenI honestly don’t know as to why. I agree with you but also understand it might have been a compromise for those who think it might be a risk. I do know our mayor was a huge supporter of Halloween happening so I’m not going to fuss.
But, there is new drama in my village. Apparently the Champaign-Urbana area has decided to NOT have Halloween so my village Facebook is a lot of people voicing concerns about those community members possibly coming to our community to Trick or Treat. If safety is an issue, that could have an impact. I don’t know if I should overshoot the mark and plan for larger than normal or go with less.
Also, it’s still Illinois and Mother Nature is our last wild card. We could definitely get rained out for sure.
I am toying with a series of candy bowls on tables for limited contact. Thinking I can wrap them in lights and do something cute. I also saw a plastic pumpkin with a mask on that made me giggle. Might incorporate that but no final decisions yet.
My husband wants us to put out the display early and post as an event. Yes, displays are much more interesting and dynamic well lit at night, but since we pretty much stay outside all day watching our props, maybe alerting people it is up and viewable is smart and ultimately safer. We are situated on a side street so no one really sees us but they often text each other to come see us. I think more than ever kids need a spark of fun and seeing as how we actually have the village approval to move forward, my husband and I are in total agreement to make this the best display we can for the kids who need some spooky magic. Since most of our props are not rated for outdoors and wind is always a factor, we are still doing our pop up Halloween. Fingers crossed for us and all of you that we pull of something amazing this year!
You know every candy bowl I have ever seen left out without monitoring resulted in being wiped out. And yes, the weather in Illinois last year was insane. We got winter temps in the fall and winter started off somewhat warm. Down state it was all rain. As far as cold temps, we stay outside. We have a fire pit I just put in our driveway and that keeps us toasty warm. I can brave two hours for Halloween!A few years back I put out a large bowl of candy then left for a 15 minute run and when i got back it was completely empty ( Deerfield, Il). Mind you, this was during the day! I think there will be more people this year leaving candy in bowls which is fine if you're outside monitoring the ToTers but what if it's 30 or 40 degrees outside? We actually had snow last Halloween
Totally agree. The thing about all the ideas (which I do appreciate cause really it’s just people doing all they can to celebrate Halloween) is you might be able to maintain the 6 feet of distance but there’s still a contact component.Yeah kids would literally get clotheslined!😁 I appreciate the creative efforts but all these ideas seem like too much work for giving away free candy. If they want to hold their bags open while I essentially "shoot hoops" with their Snickers bars that's fine but that will be the extent of my efforts.
haha ask me 10/31!