Candy Chute Keeps Halloween Socially Distant In Swampscott

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Forget ghosts and zombies, the real threat this Halloween is coming within six feet of your neighbors.

Since social distancing makes getting those treats a lot trickier, people have been coming up with creative ways to give out candy this weekend.

You may have heard of the candy catapult in Rhode Island, or the giant spider spitting out Snickers bars in Framingham. In Swampscott, Catherine Wilson has gone with something a little more basic.

"I cobbled together some plumbing pipe, and we have ourselves a candy chute," Wilson told WBZ NewsRadio.

The sweet-slide starts on her porch, and ends on the sidewalk, allowing Catherine to stay at least 10 feet from the kids in costume, with just one minor hiccup;

"The skittles and M&M's sometimes got stuck in the chute," Wilson said, "so we have to send another ball down behind it."

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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