The Abbotsford newsletter and website Macaroni Kid is preparing 100 buckets filled with treats and other items to be distributed to families in the community, with the idea that they “pay it forward.” (Facebook photo)

The Abbotsford newsletter and website Macaroni Kid is preparing 100 buckets filled with treats and other items to be distributed to families in the community, with the idea that they “pay it forward.” (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford website founder to hand out 100 treat-filled Halloween buckets

Andrea Kistler of Macaroni Kid starts urges others to ‘pay it forward’

An Abbotsford website and newsletter for parents is putting together 100 treat-filled buckets to distribute for Halloween and encouraging people to “pay it forward.”

Macaroni Kid Abbotsford has partnered with several business sponsors to fill the “Boo Buckets” with treats, toys, crafts, goodies and other items.

“The idea is that when you receive one on your doorstep, you make two more bags and then ‘boo’ two of your neighbours or friends,” says Andrea Kistler, editor and publisher of Macaroni Kid.

The buckets will be delivered from Oct. 13 to 18, and the public can visit the website ( to nominate someone – or themselves – to receive one.

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If they receive one, they are asked to hang the “We’ve Been Boo’d” sign on their door and pass along the fun.

People can also visit the website to get the printables to make their own bags/baskets and start the trend with their neighbours.

The purchase of several locally manufactured items was made possible through the City of Abbotsford, Vancouver Foundation and Abbotsford Community Foundation, as well as several local businesses.

Macaroni Kid is a free weekly newsletter and website focused on finding local kid-friendly events, community information, classes, family-focused businesses, book and product reviews, recipes, crafts, guides and more.

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