Halloween celebrations get under way ...

Halloween celebrations get under way in Smyth County

There are 11 comments on the The Floyd Press story from Oct 24, 2012, titled Halloween celebrations get under way in Smyth County. In it, The Floyd Press reports that:

This year, kids can load up on twice the goodies in Marion. The town of Marion, partnering with Marion Downtown, will have two opportunities for trick or treating in Smyth County's courthouse town.

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blah

Mineral, VA

#1 Oct 26, 2012
What time is trick or treating on halloween?
Big A

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Oct 29, 2012
blah wrote:
What time is trick or treating on halloween?
4am until daybreak
Graydog

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 29, 2012
Big A wrote:
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4am until daybreak
Acorn is up early today.
happy halloween

Strawberry Plains, TN

#4 Oct 29, 2012
Big A wrote:
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4am until daybreak
drag them younguns out there in the snow, too.
Big A

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 29, 2012
Or, you could always grab them a Snickers at walmarts and be done with it.
Limburger cheese

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 29, 2012
Go to McDonalds an get packets of mustard,ketchup,salt and pepper and give those tpo the children on halloween. It won't rot their teeth and can still be useful in their school lunches. This is a money saving tip for tight wads.
Limburger cheese

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 29, 2012
Graydog wrote:
<quoted text>Acorn is up early today.
Sorry I can't accept the credit for that one.
time

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Oct 31, 2012
Do we know if trunk or treat is still on for tonight?
Michelle24354

Lebanon, VA

#10 Oct 31, 2012
This just came in on the town alert

MARION OBSERVING HALLOWEEN TONIGHT (WED, OCT 31); URGING “EXTRA CARE”
The Town of Marion, Virginia is observing Halloween TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 31). All children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are welcome to “trick or treat” at participating homes, but local officials are urging all to use “extra care” tonight.
“We understand the weather is very cold,” said Ken Heath, town spokesman.“Unfortunately, Halloween isn’t a town event that we organize, like the chili cookoff or last Saturday’s Trunk of Treat Halloween Madness event. The Town doesn’t set the date or oversee the activities for Halloween Night, but we provide publicity and support to make it as safe and fun as we possibly can.”
All motorists are always urged to drive with caution between 5pm and dark, when children are trick or treating in neighborhoods. Homeowners that are participating are asked to leave porch lights on and to clear the walkways of any obstructions, including leaves, jack-o-lanterns with open candle flames, and this year, any residual snow and ice.“We sure don’t want anyone getting hurt over a handful of candy,” said Heath. Those not wanting to participate are asked to leave their porches dark.
Marion police, fire, rescue, and public works will be out tonight assisting with the activities, said Heath.
“Other communities hit harder by the storm have postponed the activities,” acknowledged Heath.“But the forecast for evening temperatures isn’t much better, barely cracking the thirties for the next two weeks. Saturday night’s forecast has a 40% chance of rain with lows near freezing, so it could potentially be worse than tonight. Plus, we’ve had just as many calls asking NOT to move it because people have scheduled tonight off from work as we have from people who want it rescheduled. It’s a tough, tough call, to be sure, but with some basic safety precautions and a warm coat, Halloween can be a fun and safe event for everyone tonight.”
In addition to the traditional door-to-door trick or treating in Marion, Heath provided a partial listing of alternative events in the Marion area for parents to consider:
- Chilhowie Christian Church Indoor Trunk or Treat 6-8pm
- Deer Valley Baptist Church Indoor Trunk or Treat 6-8pm
- Saltville Downtown Trunk or Treat outdoors 6-8pm
- Lighthouse Baptist Church in Saltville Indoor Trunk or Treat 6-8pm
- Pugh Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Indoor Trunk or Treat 6-8pm
“We want everyone to enjoy this tradition,” said Heath.“The best way the Town can support that is to provide this list of events that have been submitted to us, remind folks to dress warmly and drive with care. We can’t change the weather – I wish we could – so we’re doing the best we can with the situation we have.”
Skunk holler Bill

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 31, 2012
Keep those little snot noses home where they will be warm and safe. Have them to complete their homework for a change.
Only Non-Jerk in Marion

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Oct 31, 2012
Thanks Michelle.

I know I give my classes tonight off from most homework (Not their spelling because they could complete it early). Kids only get about 7 years they can enjoy Trick-or-treating, so I don't see why everyone has to be so mean about it. Apparently everyone in Marion is a troll.

I do hope that parents will be careful and bundle their children up and maybe only take them trick-or-treating for an hour or so, but the weather is not so bad that they shouldn't be able to go at all. The Trunk or treats are good ideas as well so the kids get as much trick or treating done in as short amount of time as possible.

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