Same country that will stage a big celebration of smaller government each July 4th.

Is this a weak-minded culture?

When I was a child in the 1970s, local authorities, elected officials and newspeople played no role in telling families when trick or treating would begin or end.


In the news:

Gallipolis, Ohio


Trick-or-treat in Gallipolis

Still six weeks out and local authorities dictate a one hour window for trick-or-treat time 2019. For some reason, Halloween will be observed exactly one week in advance of October 31st.

Your family will start at 5:30 and be done for the year at 6:30 p.m.

“The Gallipolis Police Department recently announced times for Trick-or-Treat set for the Gallipolis.”

“The annual event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. All drivers are reminded to be cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.”

Much of the article above includes detailed safety tips such as dressing the kids up in reflective gear so they look like a county road maintenance crew. It’s clear that most of the WWII generation is gone now.




Trick-or-treat scheduled for Oct. 29

Uniformed authorities, not Moms and Dads make the call:

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, Gallipolis Chief of Police Chief Jeff Boyer and Rio Grande Chief of Police Josh Davies have released details pertaining to trick-or-treat for Gallia County, including the City of Gallipolis and the Village of Rio Grande.”

Halloween falls on a Saturday.

You and your family have been notified:

Trick-or-Treat is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

When did families in Hometown, USA start to wait for “The press release from the above mentioned law enforcement agencies…” Re: routine Halloween activities?


Not a celbration specific to the town square, dental clinic, Hallmark store, etc.

“We want to remind all drivers to be cautious and drive slowly through our communities while our families are out during this event.”

Current news Re: COVID-19 is no excuse because the same level of control was in place last year.


More from 2019 & prior:

Stay in your homes and wait for further instructions.

X-Ray Your Halloween Candy – 2019

Killing Halloween – 2018

Local Authorities Work to Crush Halloween

Scary is OK for Halloween-

Halloween Safety Tips 2019



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