Little Zuri Dobrzanski rode her pony through town on Oct. 31. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)

Little Zuri Dobrzanski rode her pony through town on Oct. 31. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)

Elk Valley celebrates Halloween with a twist

Keeping social distance didn’t stop this year’s trick-or-treaters from begging for candy

Masks on and hand sanitizer at the ready, hundreds of local kids hit the streets to trick-or-treat under a blue moon this Oct. 31.

Despite social distancing mandates adding challenges to the celebration, princesses, dinosaurs, and mermaids filled their pillow cases with an assortment of candy this past Saturday.

With masked costumes being of particular popularity this year, participating homes were also required to get exceptionally creative with their candy-handing methods.

In an effort to remain six feet apart, a number of homes throughout the valley created candy slides out of pipes, shooting Mars bars and Sour Patch Kids off railings. Other Halloween participants dropped goodie bags from porches, while a number of homes set up candy tables, eliminating the need for contact all together.

Regardless of the curveballs thrown at families throughout the pandemic, Saturday night surely demonstrated the resilience of the beloved annual dress-up tradition.

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One year old Tahlia Dobrzanski was all smiles this Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)

One year old Tahlia Dobrzanski was all smiles this Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)

Reggie Hatch ran from door to door dressed as a blue dragon last Saturday. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

Reggie Hatch ran from door to door dressed as a blue dragon last Saturday. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

Young Charlie Frazer strolled the streets dressed as a monkey this October 31. (Photo: Emily Park)

Young Charlie Frazer strolled the streets dressed as a monkey this October 31. (Photo: Emily Park)

Heidi Frazer dressed up as an astronaut for Halloween this year. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

Heidi Frazer dressed up as an astronaut for Halloween this year. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

A home in Sparwood set up a socially distant candy table for trick-or-treaters. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

A home in Sparwood set up a socially distant candy table for trick-or-treaters. (Photo Contributed by Emily Park)

Unicorns sauntered down Fernie’s Second Avenue to celebrate Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Tamara Egan)

Unicorns sauntered down Fernie’s Second Avenue to celebrate Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Tamara Egan)