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Residents Encourage Friday Trick-or-Treat

Councilwoman Amber Longhitano is leading the cause for the kids of Bristol Township.

Amber Longhitano, a Bristol Township councilwoman, is urging residents of the township to follow the lead of the Croydon Acres Civic Association and celebrate Halloween on Friday.

Longhitano said she was flooded with questions from parents about trick-or-treating in the township over the past few days. 

In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, officials urged parents to let their young ones trick-or-treat on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The problem was that a nor'easter brought snow to the area Wednesday night.

Township officials on Wednesday said in a statement: "The change was never 'official'. Municipalities made a 'request' for their residents to postpone trick or treating."

Longhitano, acting in an unofficial capacity, said that after talking with many parents she now hopes kids across the township go out in costume on Friday and collect candy.

"The children did lose out," she said. "This returns them to a sense of normalcy."

Are you children going trick-or-treating on Friday? Tell us in the comments.

 

Related:

Levittown Postpones Halloween

Kim R November 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM
As a mother of 4 elementary school aged children I can reassure everyone that yes, they may have been dissappointed but they have certainly moved on!!!! There is really no need to continue the talk of trick or treating at this point.... as one had already pointed out, they are more focused on making Christmas lists now then the Halloween that didnt happen.
bill November 09, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Bristol had its chance to do like Falls, or other communities. they dropped the ball in rescheduling this, we are well past getting any neighborhoods to follow....Heck, as of weds morning, they were still telling parents to sent their kids out weds night. Thanks anyway.
Tammy Hardy November 09, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I have a ton of candy! So the neighborhood kids who come to my door can graciously have it...I am taking my kids out...It's not about us missing the actual day...but allowing them to get use out of their Homemade costumes and giving away the candy I originally bought for Halloween night! There is enough disappointment in children's lives as it is..No need to add anymore when you can make good things happen.. Participate if you like...to each his own :) ~HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~
Jean Marie November 09, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I believe it's time to move on. I feel badly for the children who haven't been able to celebrate...my little ones don't attend school so they missed out on those trunk-or-treats and parties, but we found alternatives that weren't postponed, such as Mall-o-ween and an event brought together on Facebook by some wonderful local residents named Nicole & Danielle. But they didn't have a problem missing out on going door to door. In fact, we were driving home from errands an they saw other Falls Township children in costume walking around our neighborhood and were totally satisfied (at age 4 1/2 & 3) with my explanation that Halloween has passed and we aren't prepared to go door to door. In fact I was a bit annoyed that Falls Township postponed to only Saturday night as I only got my power back within hours of these children walking around. I think if we talk to our children we will find that if we give them enough credit they will show us they're okay with moving on to giving our attention and energy to Thanksgiving and Christmas! After all, don't we mess with their minds enough by having Christmas items out practically with Back to School sales and having stores almost forget about Thanksgiving these days??? Lol
Cindy November 09, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Is Indian creek trick or treat as well?

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