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Old 11-01-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Between amicable and ornery
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I had a total of 10 kids/3 groups. Most of my neighbors went dark. According to Nextdoor, the community 1 mile west had about 300 kids. That neighborhood is older and more established than ours. I think also with trunk or treats and the drug-fear factor a lot of parents aren't doing the door to door thing.

Next year I plan to have my 13yo have a Halloween party with her friends.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:34 AM
 
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We had 0 kids at our house on the township designated trick or treat night (Thursday before Halloween). Not totally surprising as we are down a poorly lit dead end 10+% grade street. But we didn't even get the across the street kids.

Then on 10/31 at my mom's house in a flat 1960s-70s strip development in another state - we still got 0 kids. Granted developments go through generational booms and busts but there are a couple of first graders who live next door.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I posted about this in another thread and I experienced the low numbers as well.

But maybe after living in SoCal for so many years and it being the first time I handed out candy, I noticed that maybe all the kids in this small town flock over to where something big is happening.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Trick or treating is actually SCHEDULED by the town in live in--I live in the Erie, PA area. I've lived in multiple states and have never heard of this. Worse yet, the time allotted for trick or treat is one and a half hours!

I have noticed that over the years trick or treat and Halloween seem to be less popular. When I was in the Southeast, I would be lucky to get maybe 10 trick or treaters. Most of the Halloween activity centered on trunk-or-treats sponsored by the churches. I think that we were the only house on the street that put up Halloween decorations...lol.

It makes me sad that Halloween and trick or treating are less popular now. As recently as the early 90's we used to get so many kids we had to buy 25-30 bags of candy for Halloween. It was expensive, but I do miss those days!
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA
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I remember being a kid trick or treating and I would go until like midnight, but had a hard time finding houses to do it at. If they didn't have any sort of decoration out I was told not to bother them. These days though not nearly as many kids and they stop earlier, but I don't really blame it on them as much, I say that declined because adult participation did first.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:11 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Based on the haul my nieces in Pittsburgh brought in, and the number of children my parents counted, I'd say trick-or-treating is alive and well, and rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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Trick or treating is actually SCHEDULED by the town in live in--I live in the Erie, PA area. I've lived in multiple states and have never heard of this. Worse yet, the time allotted for trick or treat is one and a half hours!
Do they also change the date as they do in the Harrisburg area? That's even stranger to me.
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