Tuesday, July 29, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Trick-or-treat in our neighborhoods

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From page A10 | October 09, 2013 |

Halloween Day is fast approaching. This letter is a plea to the merchants of Davis to please step back (stop giving out treats) and let the children return to their own and nearby neighborhoods for trick-or-treating.

Last year, The Enterprise reported that “thousand of pounds of candy” were handed out. I’m sure my household was not the only one to be disappointed that few children came to our house.

Those not wanting to participate need only to keep their porch light off, but a light left on and a pumpkin at the door says “Welcome, please come.” Not only are the adults disappointed who looked forward to enjoying the children, left with empty feelings, but also the children returning home from their own trick-or-treating. They are denied the fun of handing out treats to those who come to their door.

So, merchants of downtown Davis, please cancel your past Halloween program and let the children once again go back to their neighborhoods for their fun and also enjoy giving out treats from their own homes. Halloween is definitely not a time for commercial PR.

Mildred Barker
Davis

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