Well its All Hallows Day and yesterday was All Hallows Eve or Halloween. And I have a bunch of candy left over. Do children trick or treat anymore? Or is it just my neighborhood that they don’t? Its a safe neighborhood and children do live on this street but I only got 1 trick or treater. Dose it have anything to do with modern American parents irrational fears of imaginary threats to there children?
What happened to trick or treating?

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Comment by A.O. Semidey on November 2, 2008 at 7:29pm
Yeah I don't wanna solely blame this on just the fear of candy poisoning, but it does also have something to do with community events. Alot of families have started to just goto community centers, schools, malls or places that we're they feel it's safe to celebrate halloween. I took my little brother trick or treating this year and I did notice that there weren't many people giving away candy or trick or treating.
Comment by Spriggig on November 2, 2008 at 11:48am
I had a smaller than normal turnout as well. I think less than half of the houses in my neighborhood leave their light on. OTOH, we are blessed with a neighbor who puts on a full-fledged public haunt in his garage every year, his wife is expecting, so he didn't do it this year that may account for the lower numbers.
Comment by Father Nature on November 2, 2008 at 8:13am
I had the same experience this year. Only one group of kids rang my bell all night. Last year there were dozens. I don't think it's the fear of threats since that hasn't really changed in the past year, has it? I dunno. I suspect economic fear is a factor but I can't explain why that would affect trick-or-treating.

The leftover candy is nice though.



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