Sand Springs mother using ‘candy sticks’ in effort to make trick-or-treating safer

VIDEO: Sand Springs mother using creative way to help trick-or-treaters

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — Oklahoma parents are getting creative ahead of this Halloween in an effort to keep some form of trick-or-treating alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nichole Tarbox of the Sand Springs community of Prattville says she saw an idea on Facebook to try “candy sticking,” thought it was a great idea and she wanted to bring to Oklahoma.

The idea is exactly how it sounds -- taping pieces of candy to sticks or skewers and putting those sticks outside in the ground.

Oct. 2, 2020 - Nichole Tarbox of the Sand Springs community of Prattville says she saw an idea on Facebook to try “candy sticking,” thought it was a great idea and she wanted to bring to Oklahoma.
Oct. 2, 2020 - Nichole Tarbox of the Sand Springs community of Prattville says she saw an idea on Facebook to try “candy sticking,” thought it was a great idea and she wanted to bring to Oklahoma. (FOX23)

Tarbox says kids can then grab the candy from the sticks instead of having to come to the door looking for some kind of candy bowl.

She says she will be outside monitoring on Halloween night to make sure children are social distancing in her yard, staying safe and not taking too much candy for themselves.

Oct. 2, 2020 - Nichole Tarbox of the Sand Springs community of Prattville says she saw an idea on Facebook to try “candy sticking,” thought it was a great idea and she wanted to bring to Oklahoma.
Oct. 2, 2020 - Nichole Tarbox of the Sand Springs community of Prattville says she saw an idea on Facebook to try “candy sticking,” thought it was a great idea and she wanted to bring to Oklahoma. (FOX23)