Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
Dollar General store associate Katrina Lunk said Halloween candy sales are good with increases expected as it gets closer to Halloween.
Like most events, Halloween will see changes this season
After the last few months of dealing with so many changes due to COVID-19, one might wonder what Halloween activities will be like this year.
Some larger cities in Nebraska have elected to cancel Halloween activities including trick-or-treating.
Other events are requiring pre-registration, limited capacity restrictions, timed slots and other special guidelines.
Imperial has not been as impacted as much by COVID and associated procedures as larger cities, but caution is still front and center of all activities involving the public.
Not much of a surprise, the Imperial Manor and Parkview-Heights will not be hosting trick-or-treaters from outside of the facility this year as in the past.
“We will plan some kind of activities for the residents, but we will not be able to open the doors to the public,” said Eric Haider, administrator of Imperial’s senior care facilities.
The EMS Haunted House, a Halloween staple held annually at the city gym, will not be offered this year as a fundraiser either.
Halloween decorations can be found in several stores in town with candy being plentiful in a few locations.
Dollar General (DG) has always been a Halloween candy destination and this year is no different.
Candy sales have been strong with an uptick in sales expected as it gets closer to Halloween, said Katrina Lunk, DG associate.
Imperial Super Foods has plenty of Halloween candy with sales being steady, said Desiree Loeffler.
“I expect sales will increase as we get closer to the end of the month. We started making our homemade caramel apples on Tuesday, and we will continue to have them for sale throughout October,” Loeffler said.
Hill’s Family Foods has shipments of Halloween candy, but it won’t be put out on the shelves until closer to the middle of the month, said Dirk Hill, store owner/manager.
CCS, Chamber activities
Chase County Schools (CCS) K-4 students will be decorating pumpkins again this year during art class.
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