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Posted October 30, 2012 | comments 4 Comments

Localities to observe Halloween as planned

Daily staff report

Most localities plan to observe Halloween on Wednesday as scheduled, despite the effects of superstorm Sandy.

Front Royal's trick-or-treating will get under way at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m., Town Manager Steven Burke stated in a news release on Tuesday. Trick-or-treaters are requested to be off the streets by 9 p.m. Burke noted that it is illegal for children 16 years of age and older to wear masks in public. The Front Royal Police Department will have additional officers on duty, the release states.

The Winchester Police Department, on its Facebook page Tuesday, said the Halloween observation would go on as scheduled.

Parents are encouraged to accompany their children; group activities are recommended and participants should carry flashlights, wear reflective clothing and only approach homes with porch lights lit. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving through neighborhoods when children are in the streets.


    I stopped dealing with this stuff some time ago. Kids get too much sugar and junk now anyway so this is hardly a treat. Most importantly times have changed and it's just too dangerous.

    When big "kids" dressed in mask started knocking at my door, I decided, enough was enough.

    Lights out!

    Boo! on you Diana LOL

    All jokes aside, Halloween is my favorite holiday. No matter how it began, it is now a day or evening to simply celebrate fun. Dressing up, being silly, and just being a kid for a while.
    Besides we always followed a two piece after dinner rule which results in a bulk of the candy prize being tossed at Thanksgiving. Gone too soon are the days when delight can be found simply in dressing up as a princess or batman for the evening, and the harsher realities of life settle in.

    I was sorely temped to make a cardboard binder around myself with the notation "remove woman in time to cook dinner" on the cover.

      Love the idea for a costume!!

      I was one of those 'big kids' who trick-or-treated well into high school. As I told one older man who chastised me and my group of friends for being too 'old': Would you rather us be egging your house instead?!

    Second in the US behind Christmas. Over 8 billion spent.

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