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Old 10-17-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, AR
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Default What is the deal with NO Trick-or-Treating in Bella Vista?

We moved here last year from a large city where every neighborhood offered trick-or-treating for the kids. It's something I LOVED as a child and am now so sad to not have for my own children.

What's the deal with this? And are there ANY neighborhoods in Bella Vista that DO offer TOTing?
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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All you do is knock on the door and say trick or treat. It's not like its banned in Bella Vista.

Just don't eat pixie sticks.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, AR
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I never said it was banned. But it seems silly to knock on doors and say, "Trick or Treat" when no one turns on their outside lights, let alone hand out candy.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Heavens waiting room is filled with grumpy old people?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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That would be silly. Just go to some church where TOT is offered. It's safer, and no one will trip on an armadillo.

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I never said it was banned. But it seems silly to knock on doors and say, "Trick or Treat" when no one turns on their outside lights, let alone hand out candy.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:29 PM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We moved here last year from a large city where every neighborhood offered trick-or-treating for the kids. It's something I LOVED as a child and am now so sad to not have for my own children.

What's the deal with this? And are there ANY neighborhoods in Bella Vista that DO offer TOTing?
Where did you get the idea there is no trick or treating? Of course there is, just walk up to the house and say what we have been saying for years. Now, to be honest, not just in BV but many places trick or treating has changed somewhat. I know in NM and yes, here, what has become very popular is what is called trunk for treats and this is usually at parks or in chruch parking lots. It works similar to trick or treat. I know St Theadores in BV has it and so does BV Lutheran. There are other places as well. You don't hear of, or see, as much old fashion trick or treating here because of the number of homes with children have just started to grow.

Yes, it is something we all enjoyed as kids, but life does change. The trunck for treats is really a fun and safe way to enjoy the starting of the holiday season. I have always considered Halloween the start of the holiday season.

Nita
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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That would be silly. Just go to some church where TOT is offered. It's safer, and no one will trip on an armadillo.
exactly and it is fun.

GAllaro, I think to make a comment like that is a direct insult to many. Just because it isn't as popular in some areas as in others, does not mean the residents are grumpy old people.

Nita
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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"I have always considered Halloween the start of the holiday season"

No no no, I resist! It should start after Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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I'm ready to hear Christmas music. I like that Billy Squire song.

What's the deal with Paul McCartney's "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time". Only Paul McCartney could turn that tune into a popular song. I could have written that song 3 minutes and been laughed at.




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"I have always considered Halloween the start of the holiday season"

No no no, I resist! It should start after Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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We moved here last year from a large city where every neighborhood offered trick-or-treating for the kids. It's something I LOVED as a child and am now so sad to not have for my own children.

What's the deal with this? And are there ANY neighborhoods in Bella Vista that DO offer TOTing?
As Nita and others have mentioned, this is hardly unique to BV. I've lived in major cities in California, Oregon, and Arizona. Aside from suburbs heavily populated by young families, ToT is simply uncommon. One of many reasons is the way the world is these days - the danger of walking up to a stranger's door is not always perceived as safe, plus the risk of tainted treats is considered a larger threat now than in years gone by. The harvest festivals or trunks/treats are far more prevalent these days. As for BV, it's generally hilly, plus you have that pesky old armadillo factor.
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