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.



Levittown Postpones Halloween

Kerry November 09, 2012 at 12:33 PM
For those of us who have children who attend Emerson Elementary, Friday night will not work due to an event at the school that students will be attending. Bristol Twp advised neighbors/neighborhoods to get together and try to decide on a day, some of us cannot "follow" Croydons lead. Orangewood section handed out flyers on Tuesday asking residents to participate on Saturday night and those who wish not to participate to just leave outside lights off until about 9pm so they will not be disturbed. Hopefully Goldenridge will do the same night since we are right next to each other. Nothing official this is just what residents got together to try to make it easier and not so confusing, but if you could post it would be helpful. Thanks!
Susan Gibbons November 09, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Please, Halloween has passed, its over. I never missed a year is 41 years giving out goodies and I am sorry the kids missed out on Halloween night but 9 days after the fact I have given my supply away to the neighbors kids. I was startled on Wednesday night to have big kids in costume pounding on my door. It was windy and raining and I had retired for the night. It would be better to teach the kids they cant have everything all the time, that sometimes things happen that we cannot fix and teach them to handle disappointment. It seems to me fanning out on Friday and Saturday nights will bring more disappointment as there will be a lot of homes with lights out. Why not have a party at the township hall...its safer and its final.
Lisa Ellis Schugardt November 09, 2012 at 01:42 PM
OMG, let's not do this, folks; Halloween has passed and most of us were unable to celebrate- but it's OVER. I for one will not go out and buy candy on Nov.9th, that's just ridiculous. (Not to mention many stores have already clearanced out their Halloween merchandise.) I'm sure some kids were disappointed but honestly all the kids in my family have gotten over it. Let's look forward to next year instead!
Lisa Ellis Schugardt November 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I agree, Susan- well said. Sometimes in life there are disappointments and our kids have to learn to deal with them. Truthfully I don't know too many kids who are even thinking about having missed Halloween anymore! They've already moved on the to next thing (namely thinking about their Christmas lists, ha ha!)
Susan Gibbons November 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM
The stores are now full of Christmas items...the kids are fine...and will be fine...its the parents who need to get past it. I recall years ago when candy was being tampered with, the fear moved Halloween indoors...parties can be fun for kids...when I was a kid we did not go door to door....we had house parties...we made our costumes from stuff on hand, played games for prizes, and we used to dunk for apples...my grands have never experienced dunking.
Maryann November 09, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I'm not really into Halloween now, all my decorations are down BUT if the kids come to my door I do have candy left.......... that will be less for me to eat.........LOL
Nichole Hamilton November 09, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Goldenridge and Orangewood will be trick or treating tomorrow night the 10th.
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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