A Honley business woman is determined not to let Covid-19 spoil all the fun this year. While it’s highly likely that trick-or-treating on 31st October will become another victim of the global pandemic, Sharon White from The Sweet Shop is determined that kids won’t completely miss out on the spooky spirity of Halloween this year.
Sharon’s Covid-safe idea is to encourage homes and businesses to create a Halloween display. It doesn’t matter how creative you are, anything from a candle in a pumpkin to a scene from Frankenstein, is welcome.
Children and families can collect a trail sheet from The Sweet Shop on France Hill, near the top of Eastgate, which they can complete by following the Halloween Pumpkin trail around the village.
Halloween hamper up for grabs
Completed sheets can be returned to the postbox in The Sweet Shop. A winner will be drawn at random on Monday 2nd November, and will receive a Halloween hamper as a prize.
Sharon said: “I wanted to create something that the little ones could still look forward to. They have missed out on enough this year with birthday parties and holidays cancelled. The little ones love getting dressed up for Halloween, so I wanted to create something that they could still look forward to and get excited about.”
The idea is that children can follow the trail safely in their family bubbles and can complete the sheets without needing to knock on doors.
Join in with a Halloween display
If you want to join in the fiendishly frightening fun by creating a Halloween display, register your address at The Sweet Shop. Sharon will give you a number to display with your pumpkin or Halloween display, and will add your home or business address to the list of displays that children and families can visit on 31 October.
The more homes we can get involved the more Halloween fun for local children and families!Children and famiies taking part in the trail will also be invited to vote for the best display. So you might win a prize too!