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Candy Cane Lane organizers asking residents to follow safety measures

Posted at 10:25 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 00:45:24-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For 40 years families have enjoyed this spectacle off Everhart on the city's south side, but organizers want to make sure you are following precautionary measures to help you and other stay safe.

Candy Cane Lane organizers like Lupe Rodriguez are not letting the pandemic ruin their spirit.

"It's been a lot of fun, we enjoy doing this for the kids and for the whole community.”

But after several residents visiting the area have been seen without masks and not social distancing, organizers are reminding the community to enjoy the light displays in a safe manner.

Signs have been place to encourage safe practices. There is also another big change this year because of the pandemic According to Michael Casanova, Coordinator of Candy Cane Lane.

“The things we are doing different is usually we have a day of giving, this year it has been postponed. We still have our lights, we are still inviting people to come down the street, just to make sure they are safe, they wear their masks and they social distance as much as possible.”

Other organizers like Maxwell Bocanegra want visitors to know that their displays have been properly sanitized.

"All of the stuff that we have here has been sanitized and taken care off with the proper CDC procedures."

There will also not be a grand opening nor will there be a block party this year due to COVID-19. They also say there are less houses decorated due to families being affected by the virus.

Planning has already begun for next year in hopes that things will be better with vaccines headed our way.