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Old 09-24-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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So on another forum it was brought to my attention that Waxhaw has moved Halloween from Sunday Oct 31 to Saturday Oct 30th. Some are interpreting it as they do not want to celebrate a "demonic" holiday on God's sabbath day,. and some believe it's because it falls on a night before a school day. I wasn't sure where I was taking my daughter trick or treating because we have no neighbors. Does anyone know of a place in Union county that does trick or treating? A mall, a grocery store, a church?? My fiance, with his sweet tooth suggested we trick or treat in Waxhaw on Saturday and Charlotte on Sunday. Any areas in south Charlotte that you can suggest? Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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if ANYONE comes knocking on my door Saturday for candy, when halloween is sunday, will get not just nothing, but a whole lot of harassment! stop moving holidays around already..if it's on sunday, it's on sunday! get over it!
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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if ANYONE comes knocking on my door Saturday for candy, when halloween is sunday, will get not just nothing, but a whole lot of harassment! stop moving holidays around already..if it's on sunday, it's on sunday! get over it!
LOL! I've gotten fired up about the old demonic holiday debate in the past (I'm on Halloween's side), but I'm staying out of it this year, while secretly hoping to witness some fireworks b/c it falls on a Sunday. Nobody will get anything from me on Saturday either.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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There is going to be a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 that will include this issue. The meeting will be held at the Museum of the Waxhaws and it is open to the general public. The proposed date change is only for Waxhaw Town Proper and not for residential areas. Wouldn't it be funny if folks showed up at the meeting in costume!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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LOL!! You guys crack me up. I was astounded at this. And did not realize it wasnt for residential as well. BUT in the meantime. I still need an answer to my questions. I live in 19 acres, no neighbors. Where can I take my daughter? Even a neighborhood I can just park in and walk around for a little while?
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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LOL! I've gotten fired up about the old demonic holiday debate in the past (I'm on Halloween's side), but I'm staying out of it this year, while secretly hoping to witness some fireworks b/c it falls on a Sunday. Nobody will get anything from me on Saturday either.
This happened to us the first year we lived in NC - about 6 weeks after we moved here it was Halloween on a Sunday. Some crazy broad in a minivan brought her poor kid around by himself, dressed in his Halloween costume, on Saturday afternoon. We had heard the hullabaloo on the radio/ local news in this podunk town and thought it was a joke about changing the date.

My husband answered the door and this poor kid was prepared with a speech - "I'm trick or treating today because my mom says Sundays are the Lord's day and not to be celebrating the devil's holiday." My husband told him to get his mom and bring her to our door...I said to myself rut-roh...she's gonna geeet it, she's gonna geeet it....

She wouldn't get out of the car. He told the kid to tell his mother to pick up a calendar and stop being such a wacko.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Actually, about 1/2 of the towns in South Jersey do the same. I always knew that I would get overrun by trick or treaters when Halloween fell on a Sunday, because my town never moved it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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for the record, celebrating the 4th of july, on the 3rd of july was stupid too! and, if I were OP, i'd just find a neighborhood and trick or treat there...if anyone has a problem with that, their just grumpy ol scrooges...this is for the kids!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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This happened to us the first year we lived in NC - about 6 weeks after we moved here it was Halloween on a Sunday. Some crazy broad in a minivan brought her poor kid around by himself, dressed in his Halloween costume, on Saturday afternoon. We had heard the hullabaloo on the radio/ local news in this podunk town and thought it was a joke about changing the date.

My husband answered the door and this poor kid was prepared with a speech - "I'm trick or treating today because my mom says Sundays are the Lord's day and not to be celebrating the devil's holiday." My husband told him to get his mom and bring her to our door...I said to myself rut-roh...she's gonna geeet it, she's gonna geeet it....

She wouldn't get out of the car. He told the kid to tell his mother to pick up a calendar and stop being such a wacko.
OK, with all due respect. IF a town announced it, and everyone was somewhat under the impression it was changed, shouldnt the poor kids get to celebrate Halloween? Isnt that really the point? Since they truly cant decipher between Saturday and Sunday ANYWAYS??? I would have at least given the poor boy some candy, then told his mom to stop being a wacky and that he should remember not to do this to his kids.
On another note, can anyone recommend where I go???
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Sorry LilShorty, we are getting a little OT, aren't we? I don't know exactly which neighborhoods you are near, but you could just pick a nearby community and trick or treat there. When I was a kid we would try to make it around our neighborhood as fast as we could, and if trick or treat was still going on, we would get someone's mom to drive us over to the neighboring suburb.
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