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Happy Halloween

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Halloween is such a fun time for families. It’s been a tradition for most of us and for many years. It has certainly changed throughout the years. When I was a child, growing up in a fairly small town, my brother and I along with several other neighborhood kids would set out on a mission to collect as much candy as we could. I remember the older kids pointing out to us which houses had the “good” candy, which ones were only suckers, and yes, we had a few dreaded homes that had the nerve to just pass out apples. We avoided them altogether, after all, who had time to stop for an apple? The only rules I recall were to stay together and don’t get in cars with strangers. We followed these two simple rules and turned out great. We made some great memories and scored some major candy. It was like heaven on earth for a kid.

Fast forward a few years, ahem, or maybe a few decades would be a better description, Halloween celebrations have slowly changed. We have become much more aware of safety for our children from their costumes to their supervision. We are certainly more careful of the amount of candy they eat in one sitting as well as the packaging of each piece of candy, watching for anything that may have been tampered with by someone else. Of course this year, we are dealing with COVID-19 and trying to do the right thing for our children, our neighbors, and our community. 

The CDC has many recommendations for different counties. I understand in most cities, they have also implemented guidelines to follow. The CDC has set up an excellent website that is interactive and gives some guidelines as to what they recommend in your county based on the number of positive cases in that county. I recommend you check out the CDC website to help you and your family have a healthy, fun, and frightful Halloween.

As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield is serving Sangamon, Macoupin, Morgan, Cass, and Montgomery counties and is always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.

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