October 2, 2008
Posted By: Jenny
Kevin Hash is an inspiring young lad at 13 years of age. He went before the Appleton common council and requested that trick-or-treat be held until 8pm instead of the original 7pm to accommodate changes in family lifestyles and daylight savings time.
I hope more communities take this into account as well and extend their trick-or-treat times until 8pm when holding Halloween on a weekday. Most households now have both parents working and by the time they get home, feed the kids, get their costumes/make-up on, trick-or-treat is almost over. Let kids have this opportunity to be kids, get dressed up in fun costumes and have fun. Let them have the fun memories with their families!
I know many people also want to see trick-or-treat be held on Halloween itself. While I'd like to agree, I have many fond memories of being able to go trick-or-treating twice! We would go to my grandparents house in Menomonee Falls and trick-or-treat there. She always had those McDonald's Halloween food coupons as well as candy. (Do they even make the Halloween food coupons anymore?) Then we'd get to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood in Waukesha.
As I got older, I would still dress up, but would stay home and hand out candy which was still lots of fun and I still do it!
So, while I don't mind trick-or-treat being held on different days, I'd like to see it being held so there's enough time for families to get ready and have fun together!
Teen lobbies Appleton on trick-or-treating
Trick-or-treat hours expanded to 8 p.m. in Appleton