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Trick or Treat

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 11:55 AM

Halloween is Monday so we should make sure we have our supply of candy on hand for the little ones who come around all dressed up in their favorite characters yelling trick or treat.

I don't get too excited about Halloween but I don't mind giving out candy to the children if I am at home.

It is a school night and children really don't need to be out late. It is a good idea to check with officials in each town to see if there are specified hours for trick or treating.

Halloween has been around for a long time and I am not so old that I can't remember how much I enjoyed it as a child. I think we should make it fun and safe for the children.

Safety has to come first. It is good to have the children carry a flashlight or wear reflective costumes.

Even though you may not like Halloween, it is a shame that so many areas, especially in the larger cities, are not safe for our children or even adults to be out and about after the sun goes down.

If you have to be out driving, please watch out for the little ones. They are excited and may not be watching out for us. It is probably a good idea to stay home if you can.

I don't think we have as many trick-or-treaters as we used to. Many churches and individuals have gatherings for the young people with games and trunk or treats, and refreshments. The main idea to to keep the children safe.

My Grandma Chipman enjoyed making popcorn balls for the children coming to her house trick or treating. She always invited them in. Those days only remain in our memories.

We should also remind our children who are trick or treating to only go where the lights are on, be careful of other people's landscaping and to be respectful at all times to other people and their property.

As a rule our small towns are safe but it is still a good idea to accompany the children.

I like the cute costumes. I am not into the "scary things" I don't like scary movies, haunted houses or things that jump out at me.

Have the candy ready, little ghosts and goblins will be out on Monday evening.

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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