CHCA’s Carve & Cackle Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest for All Ages
Still time to Submit Photo of Your Pumpkin (or your child’s)
to Enter the Contest – deadline is Thursday, October 29th at Midnight,
send to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, age and contact information.
Prizes for all age groups include: Gift cards to Busy Bee Toy Store, Chill on the Hill, CH Coffee, Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, Isabella Sparrow, Zipf’s Candies, and many more local stores and restaurants! Send photos of your carved pumpkin to email@example.com. Click on the flyer below to learn about age categories and more..
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Here is a partial list of Montgomery County Secure Drop Box Locations:
(Contact your County Board of Elections for updates)
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Halloween in Chestnut Hill
Businesses on Germantown Ave. will not be holding an organized day of trick or treating this year due to the need to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, however the Philadelphia Department of Health released the following Halloween guidelines for those who are considering Halloween activities in the neighborhood with their family members:
Follow the COVID-19 Precautions
- If you are sick, stay home.
- If you have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19, or has symptoms of COVID-19, stay home.
- Wear a cloth face covering to prevent disease spread when outside of your home and around others who are not part of your household.
- Keep activities outdoors.
- Avoid close contact with others outside of your household. Stay at least 6 feet apart.
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and items regularly.
Consider Alternatives to Trick-or-treating
- Throw a Halloween party with your household members:
- Decorate your home.
- Have a Halloween movie night.
- Create a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home, rather than going home to home.
- Celebrate with friends through a virtual Halloween party or contest:
- Have a virtual Halloween costume contest.
- Carve and decorate pumpkins.
- Participate in car parades where individuals remain in their vehicles:
- Include socially distant judging for a costume contest.
- Decorate your car with a Halloween theme.
Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters
- Trick or treat with members of your household only.
- Limit the number of houses you visit.
- Ask children to stay as far away from the treat-givers as possible.
- Have an adult hold the candy/bag for smaller children.
- Only allow children to eat treats that come in their original wrapper.
- Talk to your neighbors about ways to enjoy Halloween safely, including creative ways to distribute treats like hanging candy from a wall or fence for children to take.
- Do not use a costume mask in place of a face mask.
Safety Guidelines for Houses Offering Candy
- Do not hand out candy if you are sick.
- Wear a face mask.
- Use duct tape or Halloween décor to mark a 6-foot line from where you will be stationed.
- Do one-way trick or treating:
- Put candy on a table, wall, or fence for children to take.
- If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands before preparing the bags.
- Wash hands with soap and water often.