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El Paso parents and kids excited to celebrate Halloween after year without due to Covid

EL PASO, Texas -- After last year’s celebrations were cancelled due to Covid-19, this year many in El Paso were eager to be able to celebrate Halloween.

In El Paso’s Upper Valley, families were excited that the spooky celebrations had returned. 

Last year, many Halloween celebrations were stalled or cancelled entirely. Many were forced to celebrate Halloween with their close family members only. 

One parent told ABC-7 that despite the festivities they are still taking precautions against Covid-19.  

Jessica Loy said, “We are really excited- we are just trying to take all the precautions that we can, still wearing our masks and everything, but very excited to be out. 

Loy said that her son had been looking forward to the celebrations all day, “We are very excited. He couldn’t wait to get out. He was counting the minutes down asking me when we leaving!”

Another parent said her kids too had been looking forward to the day for a long time. 

“Oh my gosh all month they have been talking about it- dying to pick out a costume and they finally settled on something, so now they are really excited, ”Allison Wawer-Chubb said. 

Wawer-Chubb added that in years' past they didn't decorate their house for Halloween, but this year was different. 

“The boys were more excited about it this year and since we didn’t do much last year we wanted to be a little bit bigger. We actually just used a lot of recycled boxes, so we are trying to be environmentally friendly,” she said.

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