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Trick or Treat hours released

Monday, October 26, 2009

In a few short days, Clay County's ghosts and goblins will take to the streets in a scavenger hunt for those tasty Halloween treats.

Officials suggest those residents who want to pass out candy should turn on their porch lights so trick-or-treaters know which homes to pay a visit to.

The official witching dates and times for the following cities includes:

* Brazil: Oct. 31, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.,

* Carbon: Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.,

* Center Point: Oct. 30-31, 6-8 p.m.,

* Clay City: Oct. 30-31, 6-9 p.m.,

* Knightsville: Oct. 30-31, 5-9 p.m.,

* Harmony: Oct. 30-31, 6-9 p.m., and

* Staunton: Oct. 30-31, 6-9 p.m.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, trick-or-treat hours in rural county areas are not scheduled, which makes the times little ghosts and goblins can be out at the discretion of rural residents. However, it is recommended parents follow the times and dates set forth by the closest community.

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Why is it that the kids can't trick or treat on Fri and Sat like the others

-- Posted by latdbt on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 3:47 PM

I was wondering the same thing who decided the young kids couldnt come out on friday night like in the other area towns, is Brazil that hateful of kids????

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 6:15 PM

Wednesday evening is "Trunk or Treat" night at the pavillion in Forest Park. It is sponsored by area churches. Friday evening kids can trick or treat at the Brazil Fire Department, then Saturday night is for the neighborhood kids.

It's all about kid's safety!! We all know there's plenty of crazy things that happen in Brazil almost every night, let alone Halloween.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 8:09 PM

This is the 2nd year in a row that our kids have not been able to trick or treat on the 30th that I can recall. Why did this change?? What do we have to do to get the second day back? If the reason is child safety, since when is it that the local government decides the safety of our children and not their parents?

-- Posted by Luckystar on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 11:15 PM

so thoughtful your telling me that crazy things happen in brazil every night if thats the case why dont we just lock up the kids at home and throw away the key and do away with thanksgiving and christmas and all the other holidays because thats what you are saying or are you to otherwise busy to go out with your children or grandchildren, Thats the matter with our society today compared to 20 yrs ago when your parents took you out, you have to much else to do and the things you are doing is not with your children this is not directed at you thoughtful but our society as a whole anymore

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 11:21 PM

By not allowing for 2 nights kids miss out of so much. You could have a night to go yourself and a night to help hand out candy. Many families need two nights to let everyone have time with the kids. Safety is in the hands of the parents, where it should be. You can't punish all the kids because of what some may do. Those who want to cause trouble will, it's not like they are going to follow the rules anyhow.

Halloween is strictly a voluntary event, if you want to hand out candy leave you porch light on, if you don't turn it out. Stop taking away more and more of good family events over silly policies. Whoever made this rule needs to change it before this Halloween time has past, your steeling childhood away from all of the Brazil children.

-- Posted by localgal on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 12:32 AM

well said local gal i couldnt agree with you more

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 5:34 AM

Government controlled Trick or Treating, go figure. Next thing you know we will be having mac and government cheese for Thanks-Giving, and Christmas in June...providing it is done on a Wednesday afternoon.

-- Posted by ADJ on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 5:41 AM

As a child I can remember that we were allowed to go on the 30th and the 31st. I don't think that its fair that the generations after me get to lose out on going with family one night and going with friends the next night or how ever they do it. its like your punishing all the children of brazil because of the bad ones. how is that fair to the kids that don't cause trouble? this needs to change or i say all the people of brazil need to stand together and take our kids both nights. maybe if we sign a petition and turn it into the mayor something will be done about this.

-- Posted by SMarqua83 on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 6:13 AM

What seems funny to me is that the kids aren't complaining about this it is the parents. What you probably don't understand is that Brazil is much bigger than the little towns and is a saftey issue. If something happened who would you all blame! Come on people... if you want the kids to have more in these hard times HAVE A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE on Friday night!

-- Posted by Innocent on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 6:55 AM

Wow Clay City is having 2 nights thats new.

-- Posted by confused33 on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 7:34 AM

Here's my question for those people who want trick or treating on two nights-how can the average family afford to buy candy to give out on two nights? Have you seen the prices of candy these days? Also, when I was a child growing up in Brazil, my parents did not take me or my siblings trick or treating-we went with friends. And we only trick or treated one night-on Halloween and in my opinion, that is the way it should be--trick or treating on Halloween! Be safe kids!

-- Posted by millertime on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 8:28 AM

Since my child does not have access to email at the age of 8, then yes as a parent it is my responsibility to stand up for my child on this issue. It should be the parents choice to protect their children not local officials. If something happened to my child I would blame no one but myself, what type of society are we becoming that we dont accept fault for our own actions. If you cant afford to buy candy for both nights then dont turn your porch light on!!

-- Posted by Luckystar on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 9:48 AM

you have Truck or Treat at the park on Wed. night, treats at the fire station on Friday night and then Halloween. senior citizens barely make a living now and handing out candy and fruit two nights in a row is more than some seniors and others in town can afford. you sure hate to turn kids away. have you priced candy that is pre wrapped and an apple is over a quarter each. the kids don't care about one night so why are the parents so concerned? this does help those who want to treat children. not only do some citizens in town give out treats on Halloween but they help the firemen and the churches who help Truck or Treat by donating money and treats. enough is enough and if 3 nights of treats is not enough, then something is wrong.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 10:47 AM

The statement says "Official dates and times" I don't see where it says children cannot go out on Friday evening (unofficial date). Everything is open to interpretation. Let your children go and have fun (safely).

-- Posted by Inqtono15 on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 11:50 AM

wow i miss being able to go out on halloween both nights and not worry about wat time i had to be home even tho i did have a curfue and i miss going two nights in a row so ya im with most of you we need a night to go with our kids and then another night to just hand out candy ya kno brazil and northveiws new rules are so stupid i just cant beleive wat its commin to thesee days ya kno, weel maybe if the people in this town didnt act like they wer 6 we might be able to have more freedom.

-- Posted by foxychick2013@yahoo.com on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 2:09 PM

I don't know about the rest of you, but my kids will dress up both nights. On Friday, they can go to family and close friends as well as the fire department. This will allow more time for them to visit. This will also allow us more time on Saturday for going door-to-door in the neighborhood I feel are safe.

-- Posted by KTEAPayne on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 3:00 PM

listen as a parent of a 9 year old i think this whole one night thing is ridiculous. My daughter likes to hand out candy too. So by only having one night to trick or treat she's not able to do that. I bought candy to hand out and now it's a waste.

-- Posted by brazilian83 on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 5:28 PM

I simply do not understand those who are complaining about the cost of candy. You do not have to give out candy at all. If you choose to, do what you can afford then turn out your light.

We hear all the time about kids not having enough to do in Brazil. This is a no-brainier, two nights hurts no one. Why stop people from participating in something they choose to do that hurts no one or infringes on anybody?

-- Posted by localgal on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 6:05 PM

well said localgal

-- Posted by brittbratt on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 6:33 PM

I think two nights is great. It gives me a night to take my children and a night to pass candy out to neighborhood kids and my friends kids. It is harmless, let the kids enjoy themselves! If you don't have the money to buy candy leave your light off. It's that simple!!!

-- Posted by nakeata on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 7:25 PM

i wondering the same thing. why kids cant trick or treat both nights. they should beable to.

-- Posted by auntym6 on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 7:29 PM

It's really unfair to say the children in 1 area can go 2 nights but other areas cannot; it's also unfair to be giving certain areas longer hours to trick or treat in. I no longer have children at home but I enjoy seeing the little ones dressed up for their treats. My light will be on until I am out of goodies beginning Friday night!

-- Posted by minimite on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 10:06 PM

this is only the begining, next year the kids will have to get a permit from the city , wear safety helments & safety glasses.

-- Posted by nobob on Thu, Oct 29, 2009, at 9:17 PM

This is stupid and not fair to the children why only on day? The children in other areas get to trick or treat both nights why not our children? Oh and nobob well said!

-- Posted by brittbratt on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, at 10:20 AM

Some people put a lot of thought or time into costumes to just go to the fire department or trunk or treat- woohoo so much for a few minutes. What about those who do not do trunk or treat for their own religious beliefs? By saying there are 3 days of activities is wrong because there are not 3 days for everyone. Everywhere else does it 2 days, it's not like it's anything new. Just government taking away once again. They are not to tell us how to spend our money or spend our time, but they sure do like to try!

-- Posted by justheretosaysomething on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, at 7:32 PM

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