The Halloween Capital of the World won't ban candy at parades after all - Bring Me The News

The Halloween Capital of the World won't ban candy at parades after all

The Halloween Capital of the World considered a ban after kids mobbed floats.

Don't worry. Anoka's Halloween parade will still give out candy this year. 

That's according to an update on Facebook

"Based upon strong recommendation from our City leaders --CANDY--is back," Friday's post reads. 

The Halloween Capital of the World had been mulling a parade candy ban earlier this year. Organizers said they were having a "hard time monitoring safety" because of increasing crowds and dwindling volunteers.

Last year there were kids who ran out in front of tow vehicles and mobbed floats. 

"As a non-profit organization, any accident would threaten our existence and crush our festival," they said at the time

But apparently Anoka Halloween has been working with the city and police to come up with a safe way to distribute candy. The Facebook post did not go into specifics, though.

The group is still looking for adult volunteers to help out. If you're interested, email for more information.

Anoka's Light Up The Night Halloween Parade will be held Oct. 21, with the Grand Day Parade being held a week later on Oct. 28.

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