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How many trick-or-treaters visited your home on Halloween?

Response Percent Votes
None
 
40% 321
Up to 10
 
17% 139
50 or more
 
14% 117
20 to 30
 
9% 74
10 to 20
 
9% 72
30 to 50
 
7% 62
Total 785

Comments

2 years, 5 months ago

120 then ran out of candy. Went to the neighbors for red beer and conversation.

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Liberty275 2 years, 5 months ago

I think we had something like 6 hoards of the little beggars come through. I had more fun dumping candy into every bag than the kids and two adults will have eating it. When you get old, you find out it's true: it's better to give than receive.

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countrygirl 2 years, 5 months ago

We helped with trunk or treat at the Methodist church in Perry and they had a GREAT turnout. We live out in the country so we wouldn't have had any at home. The kids all go into town where they can hit more houses without walking so many miles.

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sissezz 2 years, 5 months ago

Who cares how old the kids are ... if they took time to work on a costume then give them a piece of candy.... at least they arent out doing something they shouldnt be doing.

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yoornotmee 2 years, 5 months ago

My parents had 428 this year.

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irvan moore 2 years, 5 months ago

it was light turnout for us too, only about 15 kids

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rockchalk1977 2 years, 5 months ago

Some OWS protesters showed up asking me to pay off their student loans. I handed them a bar of soap and directions to the Clinton dam spillway.

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Laura Wilson 2 years, 5 months ago

I stopped handing out candy in my large, family friendly neighborhood about five years ago when, on a really decent weather night, I had under 20 kids (and the number had been under 40 for the previous couple of years after we used to have over a hundred). It's really sad as I know the neighborhood is packed with kids and is an old, established neighborhood that I've lived in all my life and never felt unsafe in. I went trick or treating here as a kid and people used to bring their kids from other neighborhoods because we had the "good candy".

I didn't hear anything last night--no cars, no children chattering. Didn't see any flashlights along the sidewalk. I guess they all went downtown.

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BorderRat 2 years, 5 months ago

Didn't have more than 20 this year. In keeping with my no left over candy rule, the last little kid who arrived about 8:45 got the rest of bowl poured in her bag.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

Don't know. I was out trick-or-treating.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 months ago

My sis lives in a quaint neighborhood down by the river in Knoxville. They close off the streets, have a parade of all the costumed kiddies. It has grown to the point where kids are bussed in & the local tv news does a feature. This year she said she stopped counting at 1260 kids. You just have to embrace it, I guess.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

My sister and I had a big conversation about this last night. Like us, they had zero trick or treaters last night. A lot of people I talked to had either no or almost no trick or treaters. Even with the steps taken the last few years to corral sex offenders during Halloween, parents don't want their kids trick or treating. A lot of them go to the different malls to trick or treat now, which is a shame because cheap stores don't pass out "good" candy. They give you one little hard candy or a roll of Smarties or one little Dumdum sucker. Thing is, any potential for harm to your kid can be solved with one little trick of your own. Go with them! I did it, my parents did it, my siblings did it. Having an adult hovering in the background is a good thing. But I honestly think parents are too lazy anymore to do that. It's sooo much easier to drive them to the mall and hey! you can shop while your kids trick or treat! Great way to leave them happy memories of being a kid. Not.

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vicblthndr 2 years, 5 months ago

I like the little kids, they are fun to see, What I hate are the older teenagers. I give them a bar of soap that I pick up at the motels I visit. Serves them right.

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pizzapete 2 years, 5 months ago

I ran out of candy, 6 bags, within an hour.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

Not including relation of so form, about six maybe. At least we didn't run out of beer this year.

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kernal 2 years, 5 months ago

On second thought, should have checked over 50. There were no leftovers this year (like I need to eat a bunch of Halloween candy!).

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CWGOKU 2 years, 5 months ago

The nice weather brought out the kids. We quit counting at 50. Not many left over Reece's Peanut Butter Cups this year, bummer

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 5 months ago

With all the people these days screaming "sex offender", I do not want anyone's childern anywhere near my property or front door. You take a big risk these days getting anywhere involved with anyone else's offspring. The media loves these things and posts them up in screaming red headlines and it usually is the lead and main story on the evening news.

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BABBOY 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow, a lot of messed up people read this site. 59 no votes. I hate the Holiday too but I still gave the kids candy. I have kids and they really liked it. Hey, this paper's readers are not as whack as the Topeka paper anyway. There is hateful bunch.....

(I am from there so I can talk crap on them)

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