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Area Trick Or Treat Times, Activities

Friday, October 22, 2010

* Linton's trick or treat hours will be from 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 30.

* In Bloomfield, trick or treat times are from 6 - 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Just visit the ones with porch lights on.

* In Lyons, trick or treat times are from 5 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 31.

* In Jasonville, trick or treat times are from 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 30.

* In Worthington, trick or treat times are from 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 30.

* The annual pet costume contest will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Humphreys Park in Linton. Entry fee is $5. All proceeds go to the Greene County Humane Society.

* Lyons Health and Living Center will celebrate trick-or-treat night from 6 - 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 with residents handing out candy to all trick-or-treaters and a prize to be awarded for the best costume.

* Glenburn Home in Linton welcomes children 0 -12 years of age to come trick or-treat from 5 - 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

* The annual Halloween town parade, led by the Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School Band, will take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Bloomfield. The parade will start at the Bloomfield Public Library and proceed down Spring Street to the school tennis courts for judging. In case of rain, go to junior high gym. Prizes will be given in various age categories. Food concessions will also be available for sale.

* Linton's Spookfest is scheduled for Oct. 30 at Humphreys Park -- with the Halloween parade kicking off at 6 p.m.

-- Compiled by GCDW staff writer Timberly Ferree

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dentist office will be busy in bloomfield with 3 nights of candy

-- Posted by big miner on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 3:14 PM

Three nights in Bloomfield is too much!

-- Posted by sherman0 on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 3:45 PM

3 nights is crazy. Halloween is a one night thing!!

-- Posted by downtoearth on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 4:24 PM


-- Posted by cruella on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 5:15 PM

You folks only say that cause your old....Turn your porch light off.

My kids have family and friends that lives in 3 seperate towns, and it's nearly impossible to get evrywhere in one night.

-- Posted by C&D on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 5:53 PM

If you are in your house and you have your porch light off you will probably get egged, soaped, or worse. Halloween is not a good time of year.

-- Posted by sherman0 on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 6:05 PM

Wow, how fortunate. Three whole night of wondering if your house will get egged. With 3 nights the odds are increased... good luck!

By the way "wo town dad" that statement is just too weird. Since when was it uncouth to not trick or treat at the home of EVERY person that you know? So many questions, so many questions... I'll leave that alone. Not really a good time to stir emotions. After all, there are THREE nights of approved misbehavior coming soon to a neighborhood near you.... Bwaa haa haa haa!

-- Posted by jbann on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 7:59 PM

I never knew that egging and other sorts of vandalism were limited to Halloween night only (or the designated trick-or-treating nights). Nor did I realize that if you were home with your porch light turned off, you would become victim of such acts.

COME ON, PEOPLE!! It's Halloween!! Get over it. Happens once a year. I'm glad kids get the opportunity to dress up and have fun. Hopefully Bloomfield has a good turn out on the 29th...the only night I'll be able to take my children. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! :)

-- Posted by SGA on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 10:00 PM

Anyone know the hours for Owensburg?

-- Posted by TT 7 ] on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 11:50 PM

Seriously, why is there a need for 2 or 3 nights? It may be unfortunate that you or your child may not be able to participate at all locations or with certain participants but NOT EVERYONE GETS A TROPHY. Not everyone gets to meet up for Christmas, Thanksgiving, reunion, etc. Life happens. It is okay to be disappointed. The earlier that is learned and most especially how to cope with it the better.

Two nights, Three nights... seriously?

-- Posted by jbann on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 8:06 AM

Ya let them have their fun. I will take my son all 3 nights just because i can and he will enjoy it. LOL, to bad all the towns arent doing it for 3 nights. I love Halloween and if it could be for 4 night i wouldnt complain. Some people are just joykills. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by IHEARTU on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 12:51 PM

No kidding....WHINERS! If your house is getting 'egged' then maybe you are not well liked! Be nicer to people. And JBAN...you dont have kids or grandkids do you? Not a close knit family unit?? Whatever your malfunction is....is not ours. And our family enjoys seeing our kids all dressed up and get candy especially for them for when they come by. So stay out of it!

-- Posted by wo town mom on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 2:19 PM

Now don't call me a whiner! Sasha... When you live in town on the parade route, it's non-stop trick or treating. Any idea how much it costs to supply those little goblins? Last year we had to give out our owns kids candy (which wasn't much) because they just never stop coming. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the ghouls but 3 nights!! COME ON!!! It's not just the candy!!! It's also the way folks drive from house to house, with little consideration to those who WALK house to house.

So Please Parents/grandparents/aunts & uncle.....PARK YOUR CAR & WALK! It's safer, and the kids can burn off a few sugar calories before you get home.

-- Posted by LEO63 on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 2:54 PM

To those in charge of setting hours:


-- Posted by LEO63 on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 2:57 PM

Well now i have to agree with LEO63 about the people that drive everywhere...it is making halloween so much more dangerous for the kids that walk.

-- Posted by wo town mom on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 3:45 PM

who makes these rules?!?! 3 nights for bloomfield and only 1 night for linton?? no trick or treating on holloween? thats ridiculous!!!!!

-- Posted by malda may on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 4:09 PM

so excited about 3 nights! i have children who always go trick or treating but now we actually get to have trick or treaters come to our house this year! woo hoo! and maybe we can even go to see some grandparents in different towns! get over it people, its only 2 hours!

-- Posted by lintonmama on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 5:05 PM

Sure do hope all those cute and scary costumes can hold up for three nights!

To those of you complaining about there being three nights of halloween, my best advice is to just get over it. I have good news for you! I would guess the reason for this is the fact that this year halloween falls on a Sunday. I have done some extensive research on this. After this year, you will have eleven years before halloween falls on Sunday again! The date will be Sunday, October 31, 2021.

-- Posted by greenecountyresident on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 8:47 PM

Strike a chord much? Funny how all of the actual whining is coming from the people who want more nights of candy bum rushing.

You pay lots of money for a costume that falls apart by the third time that your kid jumps out of the car... and you have 3 towns left to visit. The kids want to show off their costumes but never get more than 35 seconds before they have visited 5 houses and are back in the car driving to the next house, the next house and the next house before racing to the next town 10 miles away to repeat it all over again. There is no interaction anymore. It used to be that you would meet other groups and check out each others costumes and share tips on the neighborhood hot spots about who is giving out what, how much, etc.

Yes, I enjoyed THAT kind of trick or treating with my kid so thanks for the assumptions. It is clear who has the "malfunction".

IHEARTU was pretty much the only one on the side of multi night candy bum rushing that made any sense (and with no whining!). Kudos to you. I hope you enjoy all 3 nights (Just watch out for the rushers). ;)

As for the egging and such, um... what part of the "TRICK or treat" is confusing? It does happen. So stop, just... stop.

Sasha, I am glad that you are able to work in extra visits during holiday seasons. That is unless you treat them all like this event. (Gimme, gimme, take, take!) Holidays are about sharing and bonding. This event? Not so much. As for your other sentence... ummm... what???

It was interesting to see the reactions. Such division! :)

Expressing an opinion is not whining. Oh wait, the dictionary says: "a whine is a complaint or criticism". I guess pretty much everyone on here was whining in some fashion or other. With this new light, maybe we can omit that word from future postings since it does not matter which side of any debate you are on or what you say, you are still whining and name calling is just... mean. So don't be a meanie.

But hey, don't worry. Somebody has done "extensive" research and has the solution for us all. This will be the ONLY 2 or 3 night halloween for 11 years!That's it.

No more for 11 years!


All is well in the world once more.

-- Posted by jbann on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 2:31 AM

The trick or treating for 3 nights is only 2 HOURS EACH NIGHT!! GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by VeraKlopek on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 8:44 AM

Well I feel as thought I have to defend my point of view...

2 nights of halloween is fine & dandy. It does give those of us with kids to spend one night out trick or treating and one night at home to give out candy. We enjoy Halloween. It is my opinion that Sunday night is just too much. Kids do have to go to school on Monday.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR TELLING ME HOW MEAN AND HATEFUL I AM. AND THAT I SHOULD MOVE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR COMMENTS ARE HURTFUL AND MEAN SPIRITED!!! NO WHERE in my comments did I suggest that I did not enjoy halloween, that the kids should stay home and be miserable. And YES I did stop and think about what I posted...DID U?

I also did not call anyone names. My parents raised me better.

-- Posted by LEO63 on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 4:29 PM

Candymakers and local retail stores that sell candy are undoubtedly thrilled about all the nights of trick-or-treating. I just hope that parents will spread their children's consumption of that much candy over a long period of time!

-- Posted by Lorhagatha on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 7:58 PM

Ok i see what most of you are saying and i agree with both you don't have to give out candy all three nights just turn off your porch light. I will get to give candy and take my kids out to trick or treat because Bloomfield has three nights but i do thank three nights is a little much. Hope you all have a Happy Hollows eve.

-- Posted by mother in town on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 9:09 PM

I say get your money's worth out of those costumes! Trick or treat one night in Linton and take the kiddies out one night in Bloomfield! The third night, kick back and relax. Hand out your candy on that night and enjoy the fun. And egging and soaping are definitely not limited to trick or treat night. You'll see that happen for a few days prior and after the holiday. Just like the Fourth of July. People start shooting off fireworks a week prior and they're still shooting them off for the next couple of weeks after! Now THAT is annoying.

-- Posted by whatanut on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 6:38 AM

thanks LEO63, I agree! Most of the kids just walk up to the house and don't even say "trick or treat" anymore. If they want my candy, I make them say it! And teens carry pillow cases to collect the candy, and most times aren't dressed up. When you are on the main drag of Bloomfield it gets expensive, and I'm surprised no kids have been hurt from all the traffic. I love the holiday, but stay within your own town! Halloween is ONE DAY OF THE YEAR, so why do we need 3 NIGHTS of giving candy. My light will be on ONE NIGHT!

-- Posted by egrace on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 6:46 AM

All this controversy over Halloween..my oh my. I can remember a time (and maybe some of you can also) when no limit was placed on trick or treating. And, kids have been soaping, egging, and toilet papering for eons-and not just at Halloween. As kids, we loved Halloween-and, yes, we occasionally used a good old bar of soap, roll of toilet paper and water balloons (we did not wish to do permanent damage to anything). We loved being chased-that was the "thrill" of it all. It's still one of my favorite times of year and, sadly, I dont' get many trick or treaters because I live too far out in the country. But I do get the toilet paper from some of my kids' old buddies...and I laugh about it. If you don't want the "little goblins" turn your porch light off and let them have fun-if you get vandalized, call the cops; or, better yet, stand out in the yard and scream.

-- Posted by givsuhll on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 9:14 AM

I just think people make too much of the "haul" of Halloween. My kids do not get driven from house to house, they walk arond a couple of neighborhoods and fill up a plastic pumpkin worth and that's it. Too many people look at it as a chance to rake in the candy and fill bag after bag by speed trick-or-treeting via car. That makes it crowded and dangerous for the kids with all of the cars. I prefer to walk with them and we do just fine in a couple of hours. No wonder some areas (like Green Acres) do their celebration on a different night. When did the holiday go from a simple one to overconsumption at a buffet?

-- Posted by ConcernedDad on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 10:42 AM

Two nights of trick-or-treating is nice. It allows for one night of going out and one to stay home and hand out candy. I just don't get why everyone is so upset about it. Don't turn your light on. I live on one of the busiest trick-or-treating streets in town. When the candy is gone, I shut the light off. I've even ran out with more kids on the porch. I said I was sorry and that was that. No harm done. Not once has anyone ever egged me or whatever. If you don't want to paticipate, don't.

Happy Halloween, everyone. Hope you all have FUN!

-- Posted by LovelyRitaMeterMaid on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 10:58 AM

Seriously, this has been taken too far and obviously no one is going to change the dates and times for trick and treating just becuase someone is COMPLAINING! They are doing whats convenient for them. Halloween is supposed to be fun and enjoyable and sometimes I can understand why it wouldnt be. Just come on, let the little kids and their parents have fun with it, and do everyone a favor and quit complaining. The time and dates are now set and theres really nothing you can do about it.

-- Posted by polkadot on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 12:33 PM

Pffft! I believe we have way too many rules and regulations in this day and age. What's next vandalism charges for soaping windows?

Happy Halloween to all, be as scary as you can be, have fun and get lots of treats!

-- Posted by dorindaJ on Mon, Oct 25, 2010, at 4:31 PM

OMG i remember a time when you could go out for a whole week. i even tried to go two weeks before, that didn't work, all i got was a yelling at. but ahh childhood, holloween a time to rake in all those delectable treats that your parents never allow or could afford for you to eat.Great times, great times. it is useually the teens that are out doing the tricking, and yeah holloween is a rush for that select group of kids bent on getting into trouble. its for the little ones, 3 nights a little much, but ok.

-- Posted by dennisb1953 on Tue, Oct 26, 2010, at 5:34 AM

I remember when I was a kid going trick-or-treating and having a blast! It was so much fun. There wasn't all this bickering about how many nights, when to go, and all--it was just down right fun. You dressed up and walked to the various houses, said trick or treat when they opened the door, got your candy and said THANK YOU, and left. Life was so much more simple back in the 60's. Why do people want to make things so complicated?? And I don't see anything wrong with more than 1 night. People who have children have to take their own and don't get the fun of children coming to their house. Besides now days the holidays --- Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc have all been made so commercial that the meaning of all them has just taken all the excitement and fun out of them anyway!

-- Posted by Scorpio1969 on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 1:35 PM

I'm with you Dennis and Scorpio! Halloween used to be so much more fun without all the regulations! I remember getting home from school, if Halloween was during the week, and hit the road WALKING...My parents didn't drive me anywhere! My sister and I and a few of our friends would walk for hours seeking out treats and getting freaked out by every little noise along the way! There was no set time for this activity...just went until no one was giving out candy anymore...a few people got tricked, but it was all in fun! We laughed so hard and would run away in fear we'd get caught! We made so much noise that I am sure that a few of our victims had to have watched our "vandalism" out of their windows...but let us have our fun! I have been caught a few times...and had to spend the next day getting paper out of the trees or washing the windows! I am continuing the tradition with my own kids, we walk from house to house, I teach my children to always say "thank you" after of course, they said "trick or treat". We also make all of our own costumes from what we have around the house or have saved from year to year. Halloween is magical to our family! I will never completely grow up! I don't think we need any set times...Those regulations limit both the candy givers and the all the little ghosties! We just need to "chill out" with the over-scheduling of our human existance. Just let it happen for a change...I Live in Linton and if kids come to my house on Halloween night...I will give them candy. I don't care that it's not on the agenda for that day!

-- Posted by Renee71 on Thu, Oct 28, 2010, at 8:15 AM

why do people even comment on here when they dont even live in our county anymore why would you care except the fact you like to complain about things

-- Posted by kwade on Thu, Oct 28, 2010, at 5:56 PM

How do you know who lives in our county??

-- Posted by Scorpio1969 on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:22 AM

Because I know the 1 certain person that don't even live in this county anymore but always has to voice her opinion on everything they know who they are

-- Posted by kwade on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 4:25 AM

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