Copper Village October 2020

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Copper Village

Official Newsletter

HOW TO HAVE A SPOOKY

QUARANTINE HALLOWEEN

FAMILY PROJECT:

CARVE A PUMPKIN

LIST OF AREA

GARAGE SALES

INSIDE!

Halloween Photos

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of your kids and/or family! Include the

subdivision you live in and first names!

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Emergencies (Fire, Ambulance) 911

Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000

Houston City Police Dept. 713-744-0900

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 713-869-7722

Dead Animal Pick Up 281-463-8703

Harris County CPS 713-394-4000

Street Repair 281-463-6300

Texas Wildlife Rehab. 713-468-8972

Service Numbers

Public Utility Commission 512-936-7000

AT & T - Repairs 800-246-8464

AT & T - New Customers 800-288-2020

Centerpoint 713-659-2111

Gas Leaks 713-659-3552

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Repairs 713-207-2222

Best Trash 281-313-2378

MUD172 281-861-6215

US Post Office - Copperfield 281-859-9014

US Post Office - Bear Creek 281-550-4413

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INFRAMARK, IMS 281-870-0585

2002 West Grand Parkway North, Ste. 100, Katy, TX 77449

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REQUEST FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT APPROVAL

In an effort to provide and protect each individual Homeowner’s rights and values, it

is required that any Homeowner or group of owners considering improvements and/

or changes to their home or property submit a REQUEST FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT

APPROVAL to the Architectural Review Committee. For a detailed description of

Application Procedures and General Guidelines, please visit www.townsquare.

nabrnetwetwork.com (see resources, Governing Documents, then Copper village ARC

application). Should you require a hard copy of anyone of these documents, please

contact Inframark at 281-870-0585. Ask for Erinn.

Our trash days

are Monday and

Thursday. If you

are confused about

holidays and pickups,

etc. please call

Best Trash directly.

The HOA doesn’t

manage our trash.

Schools

Schools: CFISD Admin. 281-897-4000

Birkes Elem. 281-345-3300

Aragon M.S. 281-856-5100

Cy-Falls H.S. 281-856-1000

Langham Creek H.S. 281-463-5400

Cy-Fair Sports Assoc. 281-345-7426

YMCA (Langham Creek) 281-859-6143

Libraries: NW Branch 281-890-2665

Bear Creek 281-550-0885

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HOMEOWNER WEBSITE

Inframark, our Property Management Company, has a website that

homeowners can log into to access current Association information. The

website is: townsquare.nabrnetwork.com; the site is constantly being

updated to provide the latest association news. You are also able to see

all pertinent governing documents related to the association.

All homeowners will need to register to access this website. Currently

there are less than one-half of the homeowners registered. Please

register to be able to access this website so that you can stay abreast of

neighborhood happenings.

TRASH PICKUP

BEST TRASH LLC.

Telephone: 281-313-2378, FAX: 281-313-2379

Best Trash, our trash company, is still continuing to pick up both

recyclables (Monday) and regular trash (Monday & Thursday). However,

they have asked us to do the following to keep their employees safe:

1) All waste should be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any

direct contact with the garbage.

2) Recycling can still be placed loose in the container; however, Best

Trash is asking if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of

a transmissible illness, please place any recyclables in plastic bags and

dispose of with regular garbage.

3) Whenever possible, please mulch leaves and grass clippings instead of

bagging them for disposal.

4) Limit the amount of pruning and tree trimming to only what is essential.

5) If utilizing a landscaping company, ensure all green waste is collected

and hauled off by the contractor.

Because residents are at home more, Best Trash is experiencing an

increase in solid waste, which results in some service delays. They are

hoping to continue full service, unlike other trash companies. It is

hopeful that the Copper Village residents will be vigilant with their trash

collection to avoid any service delays/interruptions.

It has come to our attention that many residents are leaving their grass

clippings and shrub clippings out on the curb for days before the assigned

trash pickup. Either change your scheduled yard mowing to coordinate

with the trash days OR remove the grass and tree trimmings to the back

of your fence or in your garage until the evening before trash pick-ups.

It is a deed violation to leave your grass clippings or tree branches out

days early. DON’T SWEEP OR BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS INTO THE STREET

GUTTERS. It clogs our drainage system.

There have been some residents who have expressed concern with trash

left out in the street after pick up or forgetting them all together. THE

BEST WAY TO GET RESULTS IS TO CALL BEST TRASH AND TELL THEM THE

PROBLEM. Our trash days are Monday and Thursday. The HOA doesn’t

manage our trash.

COPPER VILLAGE 2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Board meets 3 rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the pool.

October: Garage Sale: Saturday, October 10 th , from 7 AM to 12 Noon.

The Fall Garage Sale will be held as scheduled. The Board hopes that

homeowners will take necessary precautions, in light of the current

Corona Virus outbreak, if you choose to participate. Please keep in mind

that this date and the Spring Garage Sale Date are the only times garage

sales can be held in our subdivision. Any other garage sales held are in

violation of deed restrictions.

Fall Festival: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus threat, the Board has voted

to cancel the festival, which was scheduled for Sunday, October 18 th . We

hope to continue with the festival next year.

December: Christmas Decorating Contest: Judging will be Monday,

December 14 th .

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW

As promised, we will now be including parts of the Architectural Design

Review in the Monthly Newsletter to keep our residents more aware of

them.

5. Basketball Goals - A basketball goal may not be installed or erected on

a lot without the prior approval of the committee and shall be subject to

the following:

a. Basketball goals must be mounted either on the garage wall or roof

with the backboard parallel to the automobile entrance or on a rigid steel

or aluminum pole (no wooden poles). No garage mounted basketball

goals shall be allowed on an attached garage.

b. The backboard material must be fiberglass or safety glass. The color

must be clear (safety glass), gray or white with the exception of the

white, black, orange or red manufacturer’s outline markings. The rim

should be of heavy gauge steel and white, black or orange in color. The

net, rim, backboard and pole must be maintained in good condition as

determined by the Committee.

c. The backboard supports must be firmly attached to the structure,

using either lag bolts into underlying support members (garage studs or

trusses) or threaded bolts and nuts through the structure’s roof or wall.

Nails, by themselves, are not permitted. Mounting supports may be of

wood, steel or aluminum. Supports must be painted of a color complying

with the house painting guidelines.

d. All pole-mounted goals must be behind the front building line that

extends from the front of the house or garage parallel to the street. A

pole mounted goal must not be within fifteen (15’) feet of an adjacent

lot of owner’s amenities (air conditioning unit, shrubbery, gas meter,

driveway, etc.) unless property protected (i.e., by fence or shrubbery). No

pole mounted goals will be allowed along the neighbor’s adjoining side

of a driveway if a neighbor’s first story house window (s) are exposed. The

pole must have a manufacturer’s weather resistant finish or be painted

black or white.

e. An application for approval of a basketball goal should include a

detailed sketch of the goal’s proximity and relationship to the adjoining

neighbor’s property and, in pole mounted cases, include a description of

the amenities of the adjacent lot and three (3) photographs from three

(3) different angles of the amenities on the adjacent lot.

f. Applications must include the following:

1) Roof or Wall-Mounted Goals: A photograph or detailed sketch showing

the proposed location of the goal on the garage.

2) Pole-Mounted Goals: A copy of the lot survey showing the exact

location of the proposed goal relative to the front of the main structure,

lot lines and easements.

3) Goals Located Near a Lot Boundary Line: Photographs showing the

exposed side of the neighbor’s property and an indication of the distance

between the proposed goal and the nearest neighbor’s amenities. This

can be achieved by enclosing a photograph as viewed from the street

and/or a copy of the neighbor’s lot survey showing the location of

amenities.

g. Movable or temporary goals must be stored at the garage or at an

approved storage area when not in use; provided that, a movable or

temporary goal must be stored overnight out of view from the street in

front of the lot.

h. Pole mounted goals installed near a lot boundary line must include

with the application a letter stating that the owner will remove the goal

if requested by the Board.

i. The basketball goal, rim and net must be maintained at all times or the

basketball goal must be removed.

j. The Board may revoke its approval and require removal of any basketball

goal which it reasonably determines to be a nuisance to the neighbors.

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CYPRESS FALLS BAND FUNDRAISER

The Cypress Falls Golden Eagle Marching Band lined our

neighborhood with nearly 700 US flags recently through their Flags

with Pride fundraiser. For an annual fee of $40, band volunteers

will deliver a 3’x5’ flag on a 10’ pole and place it in front of your

home on six patriotic holidays throughout the year: Presidents

Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriots Day

(9/11) and Veterans Day. The band is now taking orders for 2021

flag service and is running a special promotion: new customers

that sign up by November 5 th will get a flag for Veterans Day 2020

included for free! Homes must be in the Cypress Falls High School

attendance zone. Visit https://www.cypressfallsband.org/flagswith-pride/

for more information and to order online or download

a mail-in form to pay by check/money

order. This fundraiser helps the band

pay for supplies, performances and

competitions. Many other band

fundraisers have been delayed or

postponed due to the pandemic so

this program has become even more

important for them. Help the band line

our streets with flags!

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your

name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and

the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want

on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails

in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want

to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will

remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER

Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed

on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references

if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers

from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for

any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and

the teens and their parents.

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GARAGE SALES

CONCORD BRIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020, 8 AM TO 2 PM

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE - OCTOBER 3, 2020

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

COPPERFIELD EASTON COMMONS FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 RD , 7 AM-3 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

COPPERFIELD SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 10 TH

Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6.

COPPER VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH FROM 7 AM TO 12 NOON

West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Aberdeen Green is located on Telge Road at West Road,

south of Hwy. 290.

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Located off of N Hwy 6 between West Little York and Kieth Harrow Blvd.

Lots of bargains!

COPPERFIELD MIDDLEGATE GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 17 TH , 7 AM - 3 PM

Rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday. Located in Copperfield

between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

THE STAR OF DESTINY (KATY) CHAPTER GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020.

Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the

American Revolution will hold our annual fundraising garage sale on

Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The sale will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM at Estates of Chesterfield Swim

and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester Dr., Katy, Tx. 77450. There will be

household items, fine china, furniture, toys, books and much more! The

items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main source of funds for

patriotic activities with troops, schools, libraries and military families.

The Star of Destiny Chapter is an organization with over 100 members

so there will be plenty of items from which to choose. Please come and

check out all the treasures! Due to Texas rules on social distancing, masks

will be required and we limit the number of people in the clubhouse at

the same time.

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CRAFT SHOWS

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200

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330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX

October 24, 2020: 9 AM-4 PM

October 25, 2020: 10 AM-4 PM

Musical Entertainment

Hamburgers & Chopped BBQ on Bun

Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission for Hourly Door Prizes

For more information call 281-743-3678

Email: jgiese3866@aol.com

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VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s

Episcopal Church has opened vendor registration for our 7 th Annual Fall

Festival and Holiday Market! The market and festival will be held Sunday,

October 25, 2020 from 10 AM-4 PM. We will have both indoor and outdoor

booths. Saint Aidan’s is located in Cypress at 13131 Fry Road – just south of

Hwy 290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Petting Zoo,

Pony Rides, Food Vendors, Silent Auction, Music, Cake Walk and a Trunk

N Treat. For more information and to register online, visit our website at

http://aidanschurch.org and click on the Fall Festival icon or if you prefer

to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form by

contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email fallfest@aidanschurch.org. Saint

Aidan’s Episcopal Church is located at 13131 Fry Road, Cypress Texas 77433.

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What is Birdies for Charity®? Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program

designed to give local charities the opportunity to generate contributions

through the Houston Open. 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity

of your choice. The Houston Open will also award the top three donationcollecting

charities and one randomly drawn charity with an additional

bonus. In 2019, the Houston Open distributed $615,000 to local nonprofits.

How can I participate in Birdies for Charity®? There are two ways to donate

to the Birdies for Charity program:

1. Make a pledge of one cent or more for every “Birdie” made by the PGA

Tour Pros during the Houston Open. If 1,500 birdies are made during the

2020 event, here are the totals for some typical pledge amounts:

• 1 cent pledge = $15 total pledge

• 3 cent pledge = $45 total pledge

• 10 cent pledge = $150 total pledge

• $1 pledge = $1,500 total pledge

The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1. The

last day to submit a pledge is Sunday, November 8, 2020. Last year, 1,244

birdies were made at the Houston Open. FYI we are playing at a new

course this year.

2. Make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is

$20. To donate, please visit our Charity page at www.houstonopengolf.com.

Grand Prize: You are eligible to enter our “Guess the Birdie” contest when you

donate or make a pledge to one of our local charities. Guess the total number

of birdies that will be made by PGA Tour Pros during the Houston Open,

Nov. 2-8, 2020. One grand prize will be given to the person who guesses

the correct number. In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected. One

lucky supporter of the Houston Open Birdies for Charity® program will win

an Astros *Suite Night at Minute Maid Park. *Suite night 2021 date will

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10 Ideas for

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Quarantine

Halloween

While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t

mean it should be boring. Who would have thought social

distancing recommendations that first came about in March

would still be in effect in October? However, given the

ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll have to take some

precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe. But, just

because you’ll need to put some more thought into this

year’s spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be

any less fun. Here you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for

your quarantine Halloween. From a movie night to outdoor

outings, it’s time to get planning.

Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of

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Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks (Halloween, Silence of the

Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween œuvre for

everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the

movie marathon begin.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor

activity, many pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms

are implementing social distancing protocols for their visitors.

Make sure to grab some apple cider while you’re there.

Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done

picking the pumpkins, it’s obviously time to

carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic

jack-o’-lantern face or a more original design,

pumpkin carving is the perfect activity to do

outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids

at home.

Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or

spooky aesthetic and then fashion your digs

appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative

gourds and maybe even some hay to elevate

your porch.

Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall foliage. A

perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the changing leaves. Better

yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in autumn with a nature hike.

Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy? This is the

perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some spooky cookies or build

a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both an activity and a yummy dessert.

Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween party this

year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together and plan a time for you

all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes mandatory (at least from the waist up).

Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time to make some

on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween mocktail is sure to excite.

Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes than you’d

expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along with more modern

interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.” So, build a playlist curated to your

tastes and let the costumed dance party begin.

Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020” Halloween activity

than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or with your kids,

make your mask match your costume or have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas

include animal faces, creepy grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.

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How to Carve A Pumpkin

When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips

on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good pumpkin for

carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially the end

opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they will cause it to

deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t have to sit on its base, in fact,

that’s often its weakest spot.

Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin should have an

elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be exposed (through

the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed neatly. (2) If you plan to light the

pumpkin from the inside, it must be hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole

in the back instead of the top, so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re

illuminating with a candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and

smoke to escape.

THE TOOLS

Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve. First, draw a

line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch the nose, the approximate

center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with the details, trace over the lines using a

permanent marker. For carving, basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a

steak knife with a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.

You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a melon-ball

cutter to make circles, for example.

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MAKE A FACE

To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin. Exaggerate

the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or how the gum line works,

smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is frowning, carve wrinkles under the

mouth. To add character, carve a lot of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider

using the stem as the nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs

from the back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.

CARVE WITH CARE

Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to control the

pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care not to jab the blade

into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the way through the rind - except to

determine its depth. The thickness of the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin

to pumpkin, but also within one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average

depth, cut a core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece

nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent water, so after

carving they usually last only three days to a week. A jack-o’-lantern with a surface

carving will last longer than one that is cut all the way through. Putting a candle

or other light inside will shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the

pumpkin and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,

spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a pumpkin.

However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration, use a water-based

latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving so that the cuts you have made in

the pumpkin have a chance to dry.

Source: www.almanac.com

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Celebrate Halloween Safely

YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR TRICKS AND TREATS—

WITH A TWIST.

By Lisa Milbrand

At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest

way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test

with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween. With Halloween falling on

a Saturday this year and several challenging months behind us (and likely more to come), it’s

only natural that people want to celebrate, big time. But many of the traditional things to do on

Halloween—parties, parades, haunted houses, and crowds of kids trick-or-treating—may feel a

little questionable during a pandemic. But don’t cancel your Halloween costume order or forget

your ideas for easy Halloween costumes just yet. With a little creativity, you can still have a spooky

time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Read on for our smart ideas for a

safe Halloween 2020 during coronavirus.

1 - Tweak your trick-or-treat routine

Trick-or-treating may still be in the cards, as long as the COVID-19 numbers near you are relatively

low. “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be

needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining

if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, MD, medical director for infection prevention and control at

UCHealth in Aurora, Colo. “Follow the current rules and guidance being given at the state

and local level, and do a risk/benefit analysis based on the health of the individuals

trick-or-treating and those who live in the household and decide if the risk of getting

potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 is worth the bag of treats.” If you can’t

trick or treat the traditional way due to the pandemic, look for ways to manage it creatively. You

can buy your kiddo’s favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door within your house, or

have her walk through the neighborhood so she can show off her costume, then come home to a

special treat or toy.

2 - Find a safe way to give out treats

Dr. Barron recommends individually wrapping up treats and putting them out in your yard or on

your stoop so there’s space between the bags for people to easily pick them up. You can put them

on a blanket on the lawn or a table on your driveway or porch. And if you’re game to go through a

lot of hand sanitizer and wear a mask, you could still hand out the treats yourself. “If you are going

to hand out candy, I would recommend having a small bottle of hand sanitizer and using it before

handing out the treats,” Dr. Barron says. “This is probably a better approach than having a bowl that

many hands can reach into at one time.”

3 - Work a (real) mask into your costume

This is the year to break out your ninja costume—or slip a second safety mask under your

Michael Myers or ghost masks: whatever you have to do to make a Halloween costume with a

mask. Doubling up the masks is safe, Dr. Barron says, but comfort is also key. “If you are wearing

another mask under a rubber mask, you want to make sure that it doesn’t get too hot and that the

person wearing it can easily breathe,” she says. Sadly, your Halloween mask probably isn’t up to par

as a safety device. “Most Halloween masks are not designed to contain droplets,” Dr. Barron says.

4 - Keep the party outdoors

As with most entertaining these days, outdoors (and small) is best if you want to throw a Halloween

party. “Masking and social distancing are still important,” Dr. Barron says. “Food and drinks should be

prepackaged or in single servings and hand sanitizers should be readily accessible. Setting up chairs and

tables so that everyone can be social but still maintain space between each other should be considered.”

5 - Research events before you go

If you’re a big fan of picking pumpkins, hay mazes, costume parades, and haunted houses, you may

still be able to take part. But do your research beforehand to see how they’re planning to make it

safer (such as limiting participants or requiring masks), to see if you’re comfortable with their plans.

And as with everything else, outdoors is better. “Outdoor activities like pumpkin picking and corn

mazes are great things to do and are probably lower risk than other types of indoor activities as long

as masks are used and social distancing is adhered to,” Dr. Barron says.

6 Get creative with your celebrations

There are plenty of ways to get your Halloween on, so think outside the box. Set up a movie

projector and screen and host a marathon of your favorite Halloween movies on Netflix in your

backyard for a few friends, or host a Zoom dance party where your friends can gather and learn the

“Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together. “Let creativity reign!” Dr. Barron advises.

“I never thought I would have fun at Zoom Dance party, but I did this for a friend's birthday and it

was pretty great.” You never know what might become a new Halloween tradition.

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