A Pandemic Halloween


Different is the best way to sum up Halloween 2020.

If you didn’t know that 2020 was a year of the pandemic, a tour of the city last night probably wouldn’t have told you.

Masks, no masks, afraid of COVID, not afraid of COVID. The attitude around this year’s Halloween night was as differing as the costumes.

Jessica Simon was with her son who wasn’t dressed yet, outside of the house on Bush St. She wasn’t afraid of COVID because of the precautions.

“Everybody I’ve seen so far has seemed to be taking pretty good precautions,” said Simon. “It’s not something I’m overly concerned about, we keep our distance, we hand sanitize we do all the things we are supposed to do.”

It seemed to be hit and miss for the houses we highlighted earlier this week. Ky Carter said she only saw about half of what she normally would for kids. She is hoping one day to get enough kids to justify doing a food drive while handing out candy.

581 Bush street was lined-up all night long. Keith Bowser said he thinks he served over 450 kids throughout the evening. He will be going even bigger next year and has another special plan.

“I’m going to go all out next year, but I’m also going to be taking donations for ARCH,” said Bowser.

All the kids I witnessed were having fun and doing their best to maintain social distancing but from afar it was just another Halloween.