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Old 10-25-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Where we used to live (minneapolis) all trick or treating in all towns was on Halloween. My husband overheard moms in his office planning which days for which neighborhoods. Is there a schedule? I looked on line at Lower Macungie website and didn't see one?
Can anyone help so I don't go out with my munchkins on the wrong night?
Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: in pa, but missin montana
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Default trick or treat

hi, yes, in this area trick or treat is assigned to certain days by the township you live in. I believe most townships are actually having trick or treat on halloween this year, but check with the newspaper or your city hall. it is strange though, we moved here from the west coast and haven't seen this anywhere else-
have fun w/ the munchkins!
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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In my township (Upper Saucon) it's always the Friday closest to Halloween. This year it happens to be Halloween night - it's the same in Macungie and Lower Macungie- Trick-or-Treating -- 10/31/08 from 6PM until 8PM WFMZ-TV - Halloween Happenings It was listed in the Morning Call a day or two ago but I found it on-line from the WFMZ (channel 69) website. Personally, I like it much better then having to deal with homework, getting kids dressed, racing around at night, cleaning 'em up and then getting to bed at a decent hour if the date was a regular weekday.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Thanks. wonder how many smart kids go 3x by visiting their friend's neighborhoods?
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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When I was little, we used to always do bethlehem township fri night, and palmer township sat night... some towns had it on actual halloween, we thought they only did that kind of stuff in the ghetto areas. Anyone from around here remember tick-tacking?
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Thanks. wonder how many smart kids go 3x by visiting their friend's neighborhoods?
I know a couple of kids that did trick or treating here one night and then another night in Quakertown but I don't think many parents would be willing to drive them to a second location. My kids have always felt they got enough on the one night. The one thing they are doing differently is adding on a raindate, in my case it's the next night. Last year was horrible - it poured the whole night. Good thing I bought candy we like!

I never heard of tick-taking but I didn't grow up here. Throwing tic-tac's at people??
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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Tick-Tacking was when we'd go around and take corn from farmers fields, and throw the kernels at people's (usually our friends') houses. This, of course, was back when there were cornfields around here. A quick google search turns up:
Blogging Dad: Corning (http://www.beatyourowndrum.com/blog/dad/2005/10/corning.html - broken link)

Which makes me think it was popular in the valley, but nowhere else. Or maybe it's called corning elsewhere.

And back on topic, the morning call has posted the trick or treat times for this year:
2008 Trick or Treat Dates -- themorningcall.com
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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In Western PA we corned houses all the time. Waxed car windows (no soap for us) and some kids rolled pumpkins down the biggest hill in town across Main Street. I didn't do the pumpkins, couldn't see taking some little kids pumpkin. Happened to me when I was little and didn't like it. Something that has developed around here in the last few years is "bag snatching"-older kids go around taking littler kids stuff, don't like that either.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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I grew up in lower Delaware, plenty of fields of corn, soybeans, etc but we didn't do any corning/tick-tacking. I remember toilet papering trees and cars in people's yard was popular. Guess we just weren't creative enough. As an adult we had one carved pumpkin taken and smashed.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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I remember in Philly, the day before Halloween was "Soap Day" I haven't seen that stuff in years, I suppose it goes on some places. In Bethlehem, they schedule the Freedom-Liberty football game the same night as trick or treat to keep the high school kids off the streets. Typically the high school seniors' houses get 'decorated' for this big game. This includes the football players, band members, and cheerleaders. So you will see lots of TP around Bethlehem on Halloween.

I remember when I was younger seeing smashed pumpkins in the streets. It seems that the area has really tamed down a lot since the early 80s. But I don't spend as much time in those neighborhoods as I used to.
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