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GREAT IDEA

Union City, TN

#21 Oct 27, 2009
ON MCKINNEY wrote:
How about closing Mckinney to cars from depot to colonial 6-8...make for a great block party.
I think that is a wonderful idea!
2ManyDogs2

United States

#22 Oct 27, 2009
ON MCKINNEY wrote:
How about closing Mckinney to cars from depot to colonial 6-8...make for a great block party.
Go to Greeneville Friday at 4:00 (or earlier, to get a park). They do close off several blocks to cars downtown, people are walking everywhere in costumes, and businesses give away candy. May be a bit of a drive, but it is a really big turnout.
Worried RN

Kingsport, TN

#23 Oct 27, 2009
For the love of nursing wrote:
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You are very welcome. LIke I said I will try to call tomorrow and see if they are doing it this year and I will be sure to post if they are.
They are doing it this year. We would love for all to bring their children to it. The residents love it!!!!!!!!!!
RVW

Kingsport, TN

#24 Oct 27, 2009
I totally agree with closing off part of McKinney Avenue. I have always taken my kids, and grandchildren down McKinney.. My mother lives just off that street, so it is very easy for us. I like the Trunk R TReat as well. My grands have always been treated good there, and I get to see all the little ghosts and goblins!! Hope everyone has a very safe Halloween, and I want to say Happy Birthday to my granddaughter TAylor who will be 11 that day!!!!
Sunshine

Sevierville, TN

#25 Oct 28, 2009
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Do they give the children good candy? The reason I'm asking is because where we used to live, the park would give the cheapest candy available and it wasted our time. My children aren't picky but wanted somewhat of a variety.It was mostly tootsie rolls and dum dum suckers.
You have not taught your children to appreciate what the volunteers freely buy and give them. Maybe you should take them to the trunk or treat (but don't tell them the candy is cheap!) and then you should take them house to house or you could buy them the expensive chocolate goodies yourself. Why don't you buy candy for 1500 or more kids and give it out... ain't cheap and the chocolate goodies YOU crave are very expensive. It is people like you, who feel "entitled" that raise children to feel "entitled". Be thankful and appreciative of whatever you get. I would have been ashamed to ask that question-- shame on you.
For the love of nursing

United States

#26 Oct 28, 2009
Worried RN wrote:
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They are doing it this year. We would love for all to bring their children to it. The residents love it!!!!!!!!!!
Didnt see this before I asked you in another thread. Thanks I am about sure I will be there. I do miss working there at times. But my heart is with my patient I have now.. Maybe I will see you there.

Since: Feb 08

Morristown

#27 Oct 28, 2009
thought about it wrote:
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Are you going to foot the bill for it? lol
If your in that bad of shape. Which makes me feel bad for anyone to be in that shape. Refrain from passing any candy out. If enough people stop handing candy out. Then we could call the halloween holiday off for the children. We could be mean grenches. Hopefully this makes the real point i'm attempting to make. If you pass out candy. Please buy enough. If your that strapped. Don't buy any candy. This is supposed to be a festive and happy time for all. Money shouldn't have full bearing on how you feel about the holidays.
ON MCKINNEY

Strawberry Plains, TN

#28 Oct 28, 2009
persona wrote:
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If your in that bad of shape. Which makes me feel bad for anyone to be in that shape. Refrain from passing any candy out. If enough people stop handing candy out. Then we could call the halloween holiday off for the children. We could be mean grenches. Hopefully this makes the real point i'm attempting to make. If you pass out candy. Please buy enough. If your that strapped. Don't buy any candy. This is supposed to be a festive and happy time for all. Money shouldn't have full bearing on how you feel about the holidays.
Think they were talking about the suggestion i made about closing part of Mckinney....not a cost issue but would require city BMA action...but as far as cost of candy...i have spent over $100 ea yr for sometime...the increases the last two years caught me by surprise...last yr i spent a lot more than 100...and i do not give out cheap stuff...but i can see this is a problem for people...as far as "please buy enough" don't want to be stuck with a lot of excess....nor do i really like giving out unhealthy items...what about those little carrot snack packets? i may just get some of those for certain people. Over the yrs it has been fun and the kids have never really been a problem..except that yr when skittles first were popular, got a lot of repeaters..
question

Kingsport, TN

#29 Oct 28, 2009
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text> You have not taught your children to appreciate what the volunteers freely buy and give them. Maybe you should take them to the trunk or treat (but don't tell them the candy is cheap!) and then you should take them house to house or you could buy them the expensive chocolate goodies yourself. Why don't you buy candy for 1500 or more kids and give it out... ain't cheap and the chocolate goodies YOU crave are very expensive. It is people like you, who feel "entitled" that raise children to feel "entitled". Be thankful and appreciative of whatever you get. I would have been ashamed to ask that question-- shame on you.
My children are appriciative! My son gives HIS money to any "needy" foundation he can. He wants to volunteer his time to help others. Maybe you should know the full story before saying anything at all! How can YOU possibly KNOW my children by a short statement made by me? Variety is all they would have liked. YOU should be ashamed of yourself for being JUDGEMENTAL of others whom YOU don't know!

“you have to begin to start”

Since: Feb 08

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#30 Nov 1, 2009
I loved it this! My boys got a lot of candy and enjoyed it all. Thanks Rogersville Arts council, Boys and Girls Club, and who else I may have left out! We had a blast. Looking forward to next year!
glad it went better

Sevierville, TN

#31 Nov 1, 2009
than last year. I know some parents that stood in line with their kids, just to be turned away, because they ran out of candy (and they got there right when it started). Must have been better organized this year.

“you have to begin to start”

Since: Feb 08

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#32 Nov 1, 2009
It took us 1:30 min to walk from the library, standing in the line to the end of it. There was lots of candy that I could see. Our boys got their buckets filled plus 1/2 of the bag they gave to us walking in.
RVW

Kingsport, TN

#33 Nov 1, 2009
glad it went better wrote:
than last year. I know some parents that stood in line with their kids, just to be turned away, because they ran out of candy (and they got there right when it started). Must have been better organized this year.
WEll both years past that I have gone, I didnt see anyone turned away. They were still in line as we were leaving last night, and we went along McKinney as well......I love the idea of the Trunk or Treat. IT is a good thing for a town like ours, the people are friendly, and the kids had a good time. As for me, I love seeing all the little ones dressed up for spook night!!!
as I understand

Kingsport, TN

#34 Nov 1, 2009
Trunk or Treat is put on by Main Street Program, Arts Council and Chamber of Commerce. They get sponsors to help pay for the expenses. I remember Wellmont Hospital is one of them. And most of the cars were there because businesses were willing to buy the candy, decorate their trunks and spend the evening giving out the candy. I plan to thank as many of the people as I can so they will do it again next year. We had a great time.
Your Not

Watertown, TN

#35 Nov 1, 2009
question wrote:
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My children are appriciative! My son gives HIS money to any "needy" foundation he can. He wants to volunteer his time to help others. Maybe you should know the full story before saying anything at all! How can YOU possibly KNOW my children by a short statement made by me? Variety is all they would have liked. YOU should be ashamed of yourself for being JUDGEMENTAL of others whom YOU don't know!
Your kids probably are appreciative. Your the one that's not. It's all free be glad in this day and time that anybody gives anything. You should be ashamed of yourself because your kids got something for free but there was not enough variety.

Since: Oct 09

R-town

#36 Nov 6, 2009
I LOVED the trunk or treat on main street! We got there about 7:30 so the line moved quickly. It would be great if they did a full circle of main street and mckinney avenue. Let the businesses or what ever do the the main streets and then the kids can go to the houses on the way around.

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