Franklin County towns schedule trick-or-treating nights

It's that time of year again, time for ghosts and goblins, jack-o-lanterns, black cats and, of course, the children who will be dressing like these scary creatures for trick-or-treating. Get your pillowcase, pumpkin bucket or plastic bag ready and hit the sidewalks in one or more of these areas: Chambersburg borough: Oct. Full Story
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#1 Oct 25, 2010
And parents:
Be SURE to fill-up your car with a full tank of gas so you can once again drive YOUR kids into MY neighborhood to come beg for candy.

I'd feel neglected if my street wasn't packed full of cars sitting with their engines idling, spewing pollution, while your kids (no I don't know from anyone), dart in and out of traffic going door-to-door.

Once you hit all the houses and leave, after running through the yards yelling and using foul language, I won't ever see you again until next year.

By the way, where DO you come from???

PS: A 'shout out' to all those cars with MD license plates. Now that's being focused on your task LOL. Since I live at least 15 miles inside PA, I guess they don't Trick-Or-Treat there huh?
Remember

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Oct 25, 2010
Can I add to that? How about all the parents that sit in their cars and follow their children from house to house with the lights on? You almost hit my kid last year while I was walking with him on the side of the road, with flashlights, because you were so concerned that Jr. be in your headlights the whole way down the block. Park the car and walk with your kid! You are dangerous.

Since: May 09

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#3 Oct 25, 2010
Wow, you people really can find a complaint about ANYTHING.

It's kids trick-or-treating. Give them a break, if you don't want them coming to your house, keep the porch light off. Or move to a lousy neighborhood.
Trick or Treat

Napa, CA

#4 Oct 25, 2010
BOOOO!
Trick or Treat

Napa, CA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
BOOOOOH!
ECONOMY

Manchester, MI

#6 Oct 25, 2010
When I was a kid...we did more "tricking" than anything. Throwing dried corn kernals at storm doors (which I might add did NOT hurt the doors...just made a little noise) soaping windows (which will come off with water) ring door bells than watched people answer there door and no one was there. Hee Hee, funny when your a kid and harmless, really. But if you would do that...in the Greater Waynesboro area...people would call the cops, the cops would get on there white horses and you would more than likely be arrested if caught. I'm 43 and my brothers, and long time very educated friends still talk about it. Much fun!That's small town attitude for sure.
SPOOKY

Biglerville, PA

#7 Oct 25, 2010
Chambersburg itself is a little spooky anymore. Why would you take your child to a house where you know noone? You may of done it when you were a child but, the world is different now. Protect your kids & keep them safe. I think the fun part is dressing up & visiting people you know. Do kids really need 5 gallons of candy anyway? My son enjoys getting dressed up & going to the parade. The fire companies throw out candy. I feel that is safer than going door to door.
Janie

Waynesboro, PA

#8 Oct 25, 2010
Going to strangers doors isn't safe these days. It is better to go to one of the organized events in a safe location than wandering the dark streets.
Former Chambersburg Girl

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Oct 25, 2010
Effington wrote:
Wow, you people really can find a complaint about ANYTHING.
It's kids trick-or-treating. Give them a break, if you don't want them coming to your house, keep the porch light off. Or move to a lousy neighborhood.
funny when I saw there were comments after an article offering the dates/times for trick or treating...I thought what possible negativity could people come up with for that...and must to my amazement...there is some!

Since: May 09

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#12 Oct 25, 2010
Janie wrote:
Going to strangers doors isn't safe these days. It is better to go to one of the organized events in a safe location than wandering the dark streets.
To you and all you other fear mongers - why isn't it safe? Give me one example of how trick or treating isn't safe? Is it just because the media has got you convinced that your neighbors are evil criminals? Sounds like you're the one with boogey man under your bed.

When I was a kid there were all kinds of candy scares. Razor blades in candy apples, rat poison in candy corn! Don't eat unwrappe candy! Make sure your parents inspect it! All because the media perpetuated this myth that trick or treating was unsafe, that some lunatic in every neighborhood wanted to poison your children for their own personal amusement.

Hogwash. Bull farts. None of it's true, yet you're all still scared of trick or treat night. Fact is, Chambersburg is full of well-lit, safe, residential, suburban neighborhoods, mainly filled with senior citizen who want nothing more than to give your kids candy. Yet, here we go ago, with the fear mongering based on nothing but hearsay.

Let your kids have fun! What kid wouldn't think it's awesome to get 5 gallons of candy! That's the fun - parades are lame and boring once you're past the age of 7, plain and simple. Leave to overprotective parents to suck the fun out of literally everything.

And you better let your kids trick or treat before it's too late - if these chicken littles have their way, soon it'll be illegal!

Since: May 09

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#13 Oct 25, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoned_candy_s...

The poisoned candy scare was a moral panic in the United States (and Canada) during the 1970s and 1980s regarding the threat that children could be in danger of ingesting razor blades, needles, or poison introduced to candy by tampering, especially during traditional Halloween trick-or-treating. Apart from one incident—actually an act of premeditated murder by a trick-or-treater's father—there have been no recorded incidents of deliberately poisoned candy during Halloween or any similar occasion.

Since: Oct 08

Pennsylvania

#14 Oct 25, 2010
I leave my lights off as do most of the people on our street~~not interested...won't share my milk duds with anyone lol
SPOOKY

Biglerville, PA

#15 Oct 25, 2010
I may be overprotective but, it doesn't even make sence to me why you would take your child to a strangers house for candy. Apparently there are people that don't even like kids coming to their house, but yet, they hand out candy to the kids. Maybe they leave the light on so friends and family can come to trick or treat. It would upset me if I had to buy tons of candy for a bunch of non- grateful strangers. I bet the parents do this so THEY can have the candy. Yes, it would be awesome for a kids to get 5 gallons of candy so they can rot their teeth & sit on their butts playing vidio games getting FAT. yeah, I guess I'm having a bad day.
I Feel Your Pain

Shermans Dale, PA

#16 Oct 25, 2010
SPOOKY wrote:
I may be overprotective but, it doesn't even make sence to me why you would take your child to a strangers house for candy. Apparently there are people that don't even like kids coming to their house, but yet, they hand out candy to the kids. Maybe they leave the light on so friends and family can come to trick or treat. It would upset me if I had to buy tons of candy for a bunch of non- grateful strangers. I bet the parents do this so THEY can have the candy. Yes, it would be awesome for a kids to get 5 gallons of candy so they can rot their teeth & sit on their butts playing vidio games getting FAT. yeah, I guess I'm having a bad day.
I don't care if I don't know each kid that comes to my door. I enjoy seeing them happy, and I like the creativity of many of the costumes. It lets me reminisce about all the fun we had at that age doing the very same thing. I really don't care who eats the candy. And I refuse to believe that I should be afraid of the majority of the population. If you get no pleasure from the children visiting, keep your light off. If you are afraid of the people giving out the candy, don't go. It really isn't a very difficult thing to figure out.
Grumpy

Shippensburg, PA

#17 Oct 25, 2010
Hallowe'en is Oct 31. Come to my door then or don't come at all.
another mother

Carlisle, PA

#18 Oct 25, 2010
Maybe the "poison candy" is a myth, maybe its not...what isn't a myth are all the sex offenders that are not on the list and criminals out there you are sending innocent children to knock on their door..
Life isn't like it used to be..paranoid, over protective? I think not..
Wake up parents, aren't you sick of seeing these kids hurt and killed on tv night after night..

Since: May 09

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#21 Oct 27, 2010
another mother wrote:
Maybe the "poison candy" is a myth, maybe its not...what isn't a myth are all the sex offenders that are not on the list and criminals out there you are sending innocent children to knock on their door..
Life isn't like it used to be..paranoid, over protective? I think not..
Wake up parents, aren't you sick of seeing these kids hurt and killed on tv night after night..
I've seen local sex offender list. Most of them do not live in nice neighborhoods. Take your kids to a quite, well-lit residential neighborhood, and all is well. I dont' think we should be shielding our kids from the harsh realities of the world, but we shouldn't be coddling them either.
mad madam mim

Carlisle, PA

#22 Oct 27, 2010
wow. all i wanted to do was find out the trick or treating schedule and i stumbled on all of this garbage. all of you people complaining about the fun of this night are probably a bunch of scrooges on christmas too, right? would it kill you to just let the children have fun? believe me, kids look forward to this night. sure there are always people that have to ruin a good time with vandalism and what not. but that shouldn't have to put a damper on it for everyone else.

as far as the obnoxious people that have to drive door to door... i agree it is a little ridiculous. a big part of the fun (for most people) is walking around with a bunch of friends going door to door collecting treats, not sure if 5 gallons is an accurate assessment but...

as for the abductions, the boogeymen, and the apparent sex offender around every corner... HEY PARENTS, IF YOU ACTUALLY SUPERVISE AND I DON'T MEAN FOLLOW IN THE CAR... I MEAN PULL OUT THE OLD FASHIONED WALKING SHOES (do they even exist anymore) AND HOOF IT ALONG SIDE YOUR KIDS PRTOECTING THEM FROM ALL THE SCARY EVILS OF THE WORLD!!!

HUH, didn't anyone think of that or would that mean having to miss 'THE BIGGEST LOSER' on tv?!?

no i'm not being naive. i have three kids under the age of 10 and they think it is the coolest thing that i'm dressing up and going with them. i mean hey, why not? maybe if parents would spend a little more time with their kids (and not just parked in front of the tv) they wouldn't have so much to worry about as far as the evils of the world or as someone said "getting fat while playing video games all day"
CJP

Chambersburg, PA

#23 Oct 27, 2010
I think parents should look and see what Halloween is celebrateing,then decide if they even want the little angels to take part in it!

Since: May 09

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#24 Oct 27, 2010
CJP wrote:
I think parents should look and see what Halloween is celebrateing,then decide if they even want the little angels to take part in it!
Why don't YOU tell us what Halloween is "celebrating?"

Let me guess - Demons? The antichrist? Homosexuals? Abortions? Satan's Birthday?

You people are so pathetic.

Halloween isn't even Pagan in origin, like Christmas. It's mainly based on Irish FOLKLORE, about scaring off spirits at the end of summer while wearing a mask. Whatever. It's a totally secular, harmless, and all-around-good-time celebration for people.

Don't be such a wet blanket.

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