“Our 6’candy chute is ready to be connected to the handrail! Come on, Halloween!” he wrote.
Halloween is one of Beattie’s favorite holidays. Horror movie enthusiasts have a spare room all year round, dedicated to the creepy thrills.
He set out to create a non-contact trick-or-treating experience to safely deliver candy. He hopes that keeping the holiday tradition will bring a sense of normalcy to the children.
Betty told CNN: “This is something kids will like, because I’m doing this to prevent disease, so they won’t think about it. They are doing this to have fun.”
“We need that. We need community spirit now.”
It takes about 20 minutes to make the chute using household items (such as cardboard tubes, orange spray paint, and black tape).
On Halloween night, he plans to put on a mask and gloves, or use tongs to drop the candy onto the slide for the tricker on the other side.
Beattie’s original post has been shared 77,000 times on Facebook. He encouraged those who wish to spread food in the coming ghost season to try the “Candy Chute”.
He said: “It’s very simple, anyone can do it.”