Penn sets trick or treat night

Penn sets trick or treat night

There are 41 comments on the Evening Sun story from Sep 22, 2009, titled Penn sets trick or treat night. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Penn Township Board of Commissioners on Monday voted to set Trick-or-Treat Night in the township.

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Why oh Why

Middletown, PA

#1 Sep 23, 2009
Can we at least just try Trick-or-Treat on Halloween Night?? Do a vote (online, mail-in, drop off--whatever) and see what the public/community wants??

This year Christmas will be celebrated on Sat Dec 26th because it's easier. The family can get together, there's one more day of shopping, less people will have a day off work and the list goes on as to why....
So Christmas will be held on Sat Dec 26th, Enjoy!
Sam

Dayton, OH

#2 Sep 23, 2009
Good Luck with that one! They will never change this. I know it has bugged me since moving into this area 16 years ago. And before any of you Hanoverians tell me to go back to Maryland...I'm from Pennsylvania...and this is still ridiculous and just weird.
Try Me

Shermans Dale, PA

#3 Sep 23, 2009
No need for trick or treat to see scary people. Look at the Penn Commissioners.
oh jeshhh

Middletown, PA

#4 Sep 23, 2009
Why oh Why wrote:
Can we at least just try Trick-or-Treat on Halloween Night?? Do a vote (online, mail-in, drop off--whatever) and see what the public/community wants??
This year Christmas will be celebrated on Sat Dec 26th because it's easier. The family can get together, there's one more day of shopping, less people will have a day off work and the list goes on as to why....
So Christmas will be held on Sat Dec 26th, Enjoy!
Not that I agree or disagree but I just feel it should be about the public/community and not "just because we say so".
native from PA

Kalida, OH

#5 Sep 23, 2009
Why oh Why wrote:
Can we at least just try Trick-or-Treat on Halloween Night?? Do a vote (online, mail-in, drop off--whatever) and see what the public/community wants??
This year Christmas will be celebrated on Sat Dec 26th because it's easier. The family can get together, there's one more day of shopping, less people will have a day off work and the list goes on as to why....
So Christmas will be held on Sat Dec 26th, Enjoy!
It would be a big mistake to have kids on the streets and sidewalks for Trick or Treat on a busy Friday or Saturday night competing with traffic. Think about it!
Confused

Gettysburg, PA

#6 Sep 23, 2009
Are we going to change Santa coming too? Halloween is October 31st... not October 27th!
Confused

Gettysburg, PA

#7 Sep 23, 2009
native from PA wrote:
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It would be a big mistake to have kids on the streets and sidewalks for Trick or Treat on a busy Friday or Saturday night competing with traffic. Think about it!
Ah hello.... traffic is no better during the week.... And besides - if the parents are there like they should be - oh that's right parents aren't responsible for their children anymore.
think just a little

Cockeysville, MD

#8 Sep 23, 2009
native from PA wrote:
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It would be a big mistake to have kids on the streets and sidewalks for Trick or Treat on a busy Friday or Saturday night competing with traffic. Think about it!
I would bet there is more traffic on the streets on a Tuesday night at 6:30 than there would be on a Saturday evening. People coming home from work??....use your head....please...just once.
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#9 Sep 23, 2009
The angst and whining over Trick or Treat night is as much a tradition as the night itself. Comparing it to Christmas just shows how silly all the complaints are. I fully expect to see the same kind of protests to return Memorial Day to May 30 instead of the last Monday in May. Get over it. It's Halloween. Buy some candy, dress up the kids and have fun, regardless of what night it is.
Living in WM

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Sep 23, 2009
I think it is ridiculous to have trick or treat night on a night that is not Halloween. I moved here from Ohio and when we moved here, they had parties at the fire hall. The kids can't even enjoy what Oct. 31 is all about.
KGB

Moorestown, NJ

#11 Sep 23, 2009
What better show of power than to change the date a holiday is celebrated?

Seriously though... everyone (in every other part of the US at least) knows to drive slower and be more cautious on Halloween because of trick or treaters. Who in their right mind is going to think there are kids out on the streets on Oct 27th?

So the board is actually doing the children and parents a disservice and making the streets less safe. Way to go, brain trust.
YMCA

Middletown, PA

#12 Sep 23, 2009
You people would cmplain about a free beer party. I am sure all of you will be running for office the next term because you an do better.
KAC

United States

#13 Sep 23, 2009
i want trick or treat to be on halloween as its supposed to be, i moved out this way from bucks county and this is just nuts, but unless we all get together it wont change and i find it funny that they tell us when we can trick or treat...we have a party so it doesnt matter to us anymore we celebrate it when your supposed to
half baked tater

Chambersburg, PA

#14 Sep 23, 2009
since the candy place closed we gotta giv out rotten taters
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#15 Sep 23, 2009
Living in WM wrote:
I think it is ridiculous to have trick or treat night on a night that is not Halloween. I moved here from Ohio and when we moved here, they had parties at the fire hall. The kids can't even enjoy what Oct. 31 is all about.
I need to inform my kids that the fun they have had over the past decade or so was just an illusion. They're going to be crushed.
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#16 Sep 23, 2009
KGB wrote:
Who in their right mind is going to think there are kids out on the streets on Oct 27th?
People who grew up here or have moved here and just dealt with the fact that they have a cool local tradition.

I've lived here 20 years. My kids are both elementary school age. It's second nature to have things this way and has not affected our lives negatively one bit.

They do T&T on a Tuesday, go to Hanover High School for the student council thing on Wednesday and the parade on Thursday. Sometimes, a friend even has a party on the weekend to add to the fun.

On the bright side, if one of the most negative things in life for some people is when a community has trick or treat night, then we're in pretty awesome shape as a country!
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#17 Sep 23, 2009
Living in WM wrote:
I think it is ridiculous to have trick or treat night on a night that is not Halloween. I moved here from Ohio and when we moved here, they had parties at the fire hall. The kids can't even enjoy what Oct. 31 is all about.
You must have hated your friends in Columbus then.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...

Some people in Massachusetts can't even enjoy Halloween too

http://www.newburyportnews.com/punews/local_s...

Count in Iowa among the "ridiculous"

http://www.arounddesmoines.com/trick-or-treat...

Even Illinois is not unimmune to this un-American behavior

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/spring...

I needed five minutes with Google to show that the people complaining live in their own little world and this is not an uncommon tradition. Kind of ruins your little temper tantrums about how "backwards" Hanover is.

“He who laughs last thinks slow”

Since: Apr 09

Hanover, PA

#18 Sep 23, 2009
Facts....you are my hero on this post! Seriously people..who cares when Trick or Treat is? Do you really have less fun with your kids because it is a Tuesday? Most people FROM around here...like it.
in pa

United States

#19 Sep 23, 2009
Who's trying to move the date of Halloween? It's Oct 31st, as was and always will be. They are talking about trick or treating in celebration of Halloween. Since everyone feels compelled to compare it to Christmas, I hope you all stay home and don't celebrate not even one hour before the clock strikes midnight for 12/25!!! That means smaller lines for Santa since heaven forbid anyone celebrates any festivities on any day other than the calendar scheduled day of the Holiday. Seriously people, get a life! Trick or treat is on Tues in Hanover - get over it or shut your door and don't participate! Pretty simple solution.
in pa

United States

#20 Sep 23, 2009
One other thing, I guess the parade should be moved too. Let's just have everything on one day and then it's over - you're so festive.

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