Ohio dad creates candy chute for social-distanced trick-or-treating

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Posted: September 22, 2020 at 7:45 am

An Ohio dad has come up with an ingenious way to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, while still maintaining a safe social distance.

The contraption Andrew Beattie created is a six-foot-long “candy chute” that’s attached to the handrail on his front porch.

Beattie shared a picture of the “candy chute” on Facebook, saying it will provide a completely “touch-free” experience for trick-or-treaters who stop by his house.

Andrew says there will be a sign at the bottom of the tube that shows trick-or-treaters exactly where to hold their bags and buckets, so the candy can “drop right in.”

But the socially-distanced candy chute won’t be the only precaution Beattie takes at his house this Halloween.

Andrew says, “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.”

He later adds, “I want our youngins to be able to have some sense of normalcy and maybe a little bit of exercise in all this madness, and I’ve put a LOT of thought into how to do so safely.”

Our 6' candy chute is ready to be attached to the handrail! Come on, Halloween!!! 🎃👻🧙Edit #1: a quick update, since…

Posted by Andrew Beattie on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Credit:  Andrew Beattie via Facebook