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The Lawrence downtown trick-or-treating event is scheduled to last from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., or until the candy runs out.
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Maybe you could donate money for candy. Most stores spend anywhere from $500-$1000 on candy.
Wait, you're getting upset because businesses who are giving out free candy might not be giving out ENOUGH free candy to satisfy your greed? Really? Like it's a Constitutional right to get free candy from businesses? Go away. Either have another drink or stop trolling.
And she's probably one who carries three sacks, ostensibly for her kids who are 'sick'!
Sounds more like a TREAT!
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I guess they do not like eating Candy but I sure as spit ain't gonna be talkin bout eatin no Zagnuts!!!!
When you can't even talk about Candy....ugh, the anti-Americanism is growing at the LJW.
"I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck so that this......"
The trick is to find out how much free candy should be given out to complete ones need for something free, causing a feeling of a treat. Giving new meaning to trick or treat. You see in todays world when all is free, it is hard to get that satisfied feeling of being treated as you expect to be treated with not having to earn what you are given. So for the next generation we must teach them not only should you expect everything for free, and you must complain that it was not enough if they run out???
Be nice and say THANK YOU. The downtown store owners did not ask for the pleasure of buying candy for thousands of children.... it somehow became the norm when people wanted a 'safe' Halloween. Make sure to look in the windows and see how much business they are getting as they provide a good time to you while YOU are not home reciprocating, providing a safe Halloween for others.
....and don't even complain (like some ljworlder's in the past) if they don't buy chocolate. You're supposed to say THANK YOU.
Marie Antoinette: "I Want Candy"
LJW may take our lives, but they'll never take our CANDYYYYYYYYY
Downtown Trick or Treating has become an enormously popular event since its inception in 1985. Our Downtown businesses enjoy the spirit of the evening and do their best to provide treats for everyone, typically spending several hundred dollars per merchant on the night. We appreciate the public's participation and especially our patrons who take the time to say "thank you." Happy Halloween, everybody!
Downtown Lawrence, Inc.
I don't pass out candy at my store downtown for a couple reasons. One, I think it's really sad that people are so scared of their own neighborhoods that they will only go downtown. How did we get to this point? It's actually a very safe holiday. And second, if I pass out candy, I don't want it to be something cheap and lame, but that's the only way to keep up with that kind of demand. I'd rather buy better candy and give it to kids in my neighborhood.
A lot of people don't give out candy these days.
Bold statement, Phil. You truly are a Wild Man.
Its so crowded downtown. last year i felt like i was in a cattle chute.
Downtown gets about 400 trick or treaters. Mini candy bars are about .20 per. $150 in candy is plenty. Not sure where $500 came from.
If you think there are only 400 trick or treaters, then you either haven't been in years, or you lack the ability to count.
I agree, 400 isn't even close to what we see.
i think it is great the entitled crowd worrys so much about when the free stuff runs out?
Will Bob Schumm be filling the kids' bags with Red Hook Ales and mountains of fries?
For you Larry
Jeremy Furse, owner of Britches Clothing Co., 843 Massachusetts, who started the event in 1985, said the store will have more than 5,000 pieces of candy to hand out.
“We have spent $500 on candy this year, and I don’t think it will last,” he said. Furse added the event has grown at a “mind-boggling” rate starting from humble beginnings of 300 to 400 trick-or-treaters.
“Now it’s literally thousands. I would say it’s as close to Sidewalk Sale traffic as it gets,” he said.
Here is all I am saying, the stores have decided to do this because I am coming down for some treats. they dont need to be asking how much to buy and all that just as long as they have plenty for me and they stay there till I am done thats all that matters...
and I will be getting there sometime around 7:45 so if all you other people would be so kind as to stay home till I am done, we wont have any problems with you being in my way and I can get what I need and leave. I should be done around 11 if you want to make plans....
I think they should hand out little individual packets of broccoli and carrot and celery sticks.
Kids love fresh vegetables at Halloween.
More free stuff!
I heard that Burrito King is giving away Chiefs tickets
only after they run out of left over Royals season tickets and parking passes
Home Depot should be giving out candy! Their execs are already making vacation plans with all the business they will be getting from what has happened!!!
Even when you're TRYING to be funny you're still a tinfoil-hatted lunatic.
What's wrong with his statement? The annointed one has said he believes is redistribution.
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