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Trick or Treat hours slated

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ghosts and goblins will have a narrow window of opportunity to hunt for those tasty Halloween treats this year.

Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Brazil Times she hoped to have extra police officers on patrol duty during the upcoming spooky holiday to help protect the community's youngest residents.

"Please be so very careful out there, as it will be dark and hard for motorists to see," Bradshaw said, while offering advise for parents. "Stay with your children when trick or treating. Halloween should be a fun and safe night for both children and their parents."

Officials urge residents who want to pass out candy to turn on their porch lights so families will know which homes to pay a visit to.

Due to Halloween falling on a Sunday, some communities have limited trick-or-treating hours in order to respect those who wish to keep the Sabbath.

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

* Brazil: Oct. 29-30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.,

* Carbon: Oct. 29-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.,

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

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

* Knightsville: Oct. 29-31, 6-8 p.m.,

* Harmony: Oct. 29-30, 6-8 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 times little ghosts and goblins can be out at the discretion of their parents and rural residents. However, it is recommended parents follow the times and dates set forth by the closest community.

Trunk and Treat

Sharing The Real Effect That Christ Has (S.T.R.E.T.C.H.) is presenting the annual "Trunk and Treat" Halloween alternative from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Forest Park "cow palace."

This event is free to the public and the entire family is welcome.

There will be decorated vehicles to visit where stories from the Bible will be shared and treats will be given out.

Elementary school-aged children will also have the opportunity to register for numerous door prizes.

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. is a group made up of area churches which desire to provide safe, fun events for the children of the community.

For more information, contact Corinna Stewart at 446-2214 Ext. 16.

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In order to respect those who wish to keep the Sabbath, Halloween should not be celebrated at all.

-- Posted by reddevil on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 9:57 PM

Reddevil- Interesting comment for someone with an interesting name!

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 10:15 PM

Reddevil- Trick-or-treating is just something fun for kids to do. I don't think that means that little 7 year olds are going to be devil worshipers or anything like that. Why ruin some good clean fun as long as they're safe.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 4:29 AM

Man people get the cob out of your butt there already isn't anything to do around here and when there is you wanna gripe about it!!

-- Posted by SKCC on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 6:11 PM

I agree SKCC & NorthviewGirl! Can't believe how many people want to deny little kids the pleasure of being something they've dreamed of. Brazil is back to two nights because so many people complained it wasn't enough time to go trick or treating and there are so many that have to work and at least that gives them an option. I think too many people are being selfish. If you dont believe in it or don't want to partake in a fun evening with lots of children then keep your light off and nobody wants to hear you complain about it! In these times most do NOT connect devil worshipping or the occult with Halloween - especially with children! It's just a day of dress up, make believe fun for little kids! It's dreadful to think others have such sinister thoughts about a fun day.

-- Posted by justheretosaysomething on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 4:15 PM

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