Knoxville neighborhoods adapted to pandemic Halloween with a few trick-or-treating precautions

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — This year was a first for many– Halloween during a global pandemic. Many neighborhoods in Knoxville took some extra precautions to keep trick or treaters safe.

Lucy Jewel and her family created a candy chute. They attached a pipe to the railing of their front porch to give candy to kids while keeping a safe distance.

“I really just wanted to have some fun. I wanted to give my son a little bit of fun during this time and I think we were able to do it in a way that was safe and fun for everybody,” said Jewel.

Other neighbors also tried new things this year. Some gave out pre-packed goodie bags, some just left a bowl of candy sitting on the front porch and didn’t make any contact. Some of the changes were recommended by the Knox County Health Department.

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