This week’s topic might duplicate what many of you are already doing for your Halloween countdowns, but I wanted the League to do something Halloweeny this week. Here is your assignment:
This is Halloween! This is Halloween! What are your Halloween traditions?
Our Halloween traditions are pretty simple these days. The kids usually carve some pumpkins prior to the big day. Then on Oct 31 after school we hand out candies to the tricker treaters who make the early start. Crystal takes the kids out to collect Halloween treats from around our neighbourhood around 5pm, then off to collect candies from the homes of our closest friends who do not live in the neighbourhood. In Barrhead they have a very cool tradition called 'The Pumpkin Walk'. The Pumpkin Walk is set up at the in town Golf course, and on each hole a local business has a set up where they give away stuff to the kids who are on the walk. Most business's rather than giving away candies, most tend to give away other stuff such as frisbees, colouring books & crayons, healthy snacks, etc. Some give away candies but the walk is more about alternative things for kids to take home to reduce sugar. The Pumpkin Walk usually starts I believe at 6:30 until 8:00 pm. So we will be there this year for the kids. If you are in or near the Barrhead area I strongly recommend checking out the Pumpkin Walk.
Be sure to check out some of the other blogs that are part of the League which will be discussing Halloween traditions: