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Old 10-31-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Happy Halloween! I live in a small community that has maybe thirty kids, but when we first moved here our neighbors told us to buy lots of candy for Halloween because, "This neighborhood gets slammed." I bought over three hundred pieces of candy and we ran out before trick or treating was officially over. We've been here three years now and each year it's the same. I've never seen anything like it. People drive here in droves to drop off their kids to trick or treat. Is it common practice in Florida to transport your kids to different neighborhoods/parts of town to trick or treat?
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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Some parents don't want to buy candy but want their kids to still trick or treat. There's also the case of people in not so safe neighborhoods who don't want to walk around them. It happens everywhere, some places more than others though.

And below too, some neighborhoods just don't have any houses that do it.

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Old 10-31-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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In the past I have lived in areas where that happened, but where I live now NO ONE comes. I don't buy candy anymore, I don't eat it myself and there has probably been only a few that ever came in the 6 years we have been in this particular area.

I personally do not like "trick-or-treating." There are better ways for kids to have a good time like private parties or school carnivals or other functions.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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In the past I have lived in areas where that happened, but where I live now NO ONE comes. I don't buy candy anymore, I don't eat it myself and there has probably been only a few that ever came in the 6 years we have been in this particular area.

I personally do not like "trick-or-treating." There are better ways for kids to have a good time like private parties or school carnivals or other functions.
I agree, sadly it's not the good ol' days anymore, like when i grew up in the 60s and 70s. There are a lot of sick, scary people out there and it's not as evident as it once was as to how to avoid them.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Miami
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As a kid, we would be driven to the airbase to go trick or treating, just because we lived in the country where houses where far apart. With that said, today I live in a regular community that doesn't have many children. I'll be lucky if I get two tricker treaters tonight.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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We live in a gated community. Last year we had about 20 kids come to the door. This year we only had 8. I think it is a dying tradition in a lot of areas.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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My neighbors were commenting that it was a really slow year this year because we only had 200 trick or treaters.
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