Marion Co. trick-or-treat hours set

Marion Co. trick-or-treat hours set

There are 182 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Marion Co. trick-or-treat hours set. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

In Marion County, trick-or-treat hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt.

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JoAnn

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 29, 2007
It is really hard to follow the 5-7pm hours for Trick or Treating when most working parents don't get off until 5. By the time you pick up the kids at Day Care & get home, get them dressed in their costumes, and try to get some real food down them before all the candy it's gonna be after 7 before you even get out the door! These hours need to be adjusted, or move Trick or Treating to a Saturday night every year.
Wow

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Oct 29, 2007
Thank goodness the government provides me information on when and how to trick or treat. As an adult I don't know if I could get by without these helpful hints.
Nancy

Cicero, IN

#4 Oct 29, 2007
I'm glad these times are posted. Now if we can get the parents of the trick or treater to enforce them w/their kids!!!
MOM

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Oct 29, 2007
It would be hard to follow the 5 - 7 rules simply because some costumes take that long to put together.

But I'd like to add that I think it's a shame parents have to be told to use common sense in caring for thier children. I think the children would do better if they read this article rather than depending on their parents being real parents. Granted, not all parents are bad but soooooo many could give a hoot, send 'em out the door and say have fun. Not knowing what they're doing, who's creeping around in a car watching them and trying to pick out which one they want to take. Or if they're taking part in mischief.

“Monkey See, Monkey Do”

Since: Oct 07

Indy

#6 Oct 29, 2007
We will be LUCKY to get out of the house by 7pm. What a load of bovine defication!
ColtsFan

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Oct 29, 2007
5-7? Are you kidding me? What happened to the normal hours of 6-9? Is it really that unsafe in Marion County now?
LAYDOWN420

United States

#8 Oct 29, 2007
5-7??? That is certainly not enough time for all these kids to fill their bags w/ delicious candy. That just means I am going to have "BAG SNATCH" twice as many kids this year!
MK Res

Glenwood, IN

#9 Oct 29, 2007
We will not be passing out candy to anyone except neighborhood kids after 7:00. We've tired of doling out candy to ghetto kids trucked in from surrounding 'hoods! Stay in your own neighborhood, folks!!!! Then you can get your trick-or-treating done b/w 5:00 and 7:00! It's all that driving to the "rich" areas that takes so long...
Sunshine Lover

Clifton, NJ

#10 Oct 29, 2007
I don't have kids, but I love Halloween! Too bad I won't get home from work in time to be able to hand out much candy... What moron set the time from 5-7pm. Good idea, lets have the kids on the streets for rush hour traffic...
Avon Parent

San Francisco, CA

#13 Oct 29, 2007
5-7? I won't even get home from work and picking up the kids and dinner until 6:30...I hope Hendricks County is a little more open with the trick or treating times...
eastsidemom

Forest Park, IL

#14 Oct 29, 2007
5-7? are you serious? i have a day care in my home and those kids won't leave until 6!

i see no real harm in parents driving their kids to other neighborhoods especially if their own isn't as nice or as safe. however; i do have a problem with the kids who chose not to wear a costume, are about 15 years old and knock on your door after 8:30 or 9 p.m. with a pillow case wanting candy. where are their parents????
indygirl

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 29, 2007
noblesville is from 5 to 8 come on and go with us here people r right time u get at six that isn't much time to get your child ready to go and when u do its only gonna give u 30 mins have fun anyway
Securit y

Duncan, OK

#16 Oct 29, 2007
Last year our neighbor who is a security guard stayed in his vehicle to watch out for the kids. Hope he does it again this year. Its a shame the world has changed so much in the past decade, I remember having a great time trick or treating. Lord I feel old and I am only 43.
Anonymous

United States

#17 Oct 29, 2007
I guess it will be 6-8 at our house. I understand the reason for trick or treating during daylight, but I don't think I'm going to leave work early to hand out candy...
southern Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Oct 29, 2007
Why doesn't Indpls consider doing what has become common up here? The towns & villages each set their own T&T hours. Most designate either the Sunday or Saturday before Halloween as the day and the T&T hours are normally from 4-7 or 5-8. It works really well for most families & for adults who just enjoy seeing the kids.
Ricky Bobby

Crown Point, IN

#20 Oct 29, 2007
I will sleep much better knowing that Mayor Peterson's police department is mandating hours for Halloween in Marion County. Working parents like me cannot expect to get home, help our children into costumes and start trick or treating by 5 p.m. You must be kidding me. Another example of Indianapolis' leadership not having a real world view of life and events.
The Weatherman

Crown Point, IN

#21 Oct 29, 2007
MK Res wrote:
We will not be passing out candy to anyone except neighborhood kids after 7:00. We've tired of doling out candy to ghetto kids trucked in from surrounding 'hoods! Stay in your own neighborhood, folks!!!! Then you can get your trick-or-treating done b/w 5:00 and 7:00! It's all that driving to the "rich" areas that takes so long...
I agree. I hate it when those Meridian-Kessler ghetto kids are trucked up to my neighborhood in Carmel.
Grrr

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Oct 29, 2007
Avon Parent wrote:
5-7? I won't even get home from work and picking up the kids and dinner until 6:30...I hope Hendricks County is a little more open with the trick or treating times...
I'm with you, I hope the towns in Hendricks County don't get any bright ideas from Marion County. What a crock! After work, dinner, & getting costumes on, we never get out the door before 6:30.
wally

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Oct 29, 2007
I'd like to know where MK res. lives, needs her windows soaped and a lit poop bomb left on her porch. Just give out your candy and turn off the light when it's gone.
Cheryl Lynn

Granger, IN

#24 Oct 29, 2007
More BS out of Marion County. At 7:01 you're going to trick or treat jail!

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