PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano neighborhood known for attracting a lot of attention and large crowds this time every year has decided it’s safer if people stay away.
Many families come to Canterbury Drive for Halloween to enjoy the elaborate decorations and trick-or-treating.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed Attempting To Cross Freeway In Fort Worth
But this year the eye-catching displays will for the first time not include trick-or-treating.
The homeowners met recently to discuss how they would handle the estimated 3,000 children that visit the neighborhood on Halloween night.
John Goudreau’s home in particular has been a highlight of the holiday for 27 years.READ MORE: Texas Child Whose Remains Were Found In Apartment Died Of 'Multiple Blunt Force Injuries', Mother And Boyfriend Charged
But he and other homeowners are concerned about the health risk that comes with inviting kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s going to be disappointing for trick-or-treaters because we decided not to give out Halloween candy this year,” said Goudreau. “We didn’t wanna be the next COVID outbreak here.”
“There’s no safe way to do the normal thing here because it is literally shoulder to shoulder for five hours so everyone was pretty bummed about it because it is the biggest thing in this neighborhood every year,” said neighborhood resident Mark Clary.
Some homeowners will put out bags of candy, but the hope is people will just drive through and look at the decorations.
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