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Chula Vista family uses ‘candy monster tree’ to hand out treats amid pandemic

Halloween candy monster tree helps keep social distance amid pandemic
Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 15:31:59-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif (KGTV) -- A Chula Vista family is getting creative this year, making a special “candy monster tree” to help people socially distance while also having a good time on Halloween.

Homeowners Chris and Marty Morrow say they turned a large magnolia tree in their front yard into a fun Halloween activity, hanging so-called “candy monsters” from black ribbons.

“We passed out Golden Tickets to neighbors to bring their children for socially distant Halloween fun,” Marty Morrow said.

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At sunset, kids will be allowed to pick candy from the tree one at a time.

“It’s about having fun and giving some normalcy to the local kids in Chula Vista.”, said Chris Morrow. “We have lived in our home for 8 years and are happy to give smiles this year.”

The homeowners say they got the idea from Martha Stewart.

The festivities take place in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Flower Street between 5:30 and 6:30 on October 31.