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It’s about time to see ghosts, princesses and vampires making their way down our streets.
Halloween is a fun holiday when we are children. But when we grow up, we aren’t the ones getting candy, we’re dishing it out.
The Campbellsville City Council discussed trick-or-treating at its last meeting.
Safety was the focal point, and proposed was closing part of Lebanon Avenue to be sure to keep track of all of our goblins. Sounds like a great idea to me.
I dare to say that those who live on Lebanon Avenue get the brunt of the little hands stuck out asking for sweets.
And sweets aren’t cheap.
At the Council meeting, it was said that more than 1,000 children trick-or-treat on Lebanon Avenue each Halloween.
If each child got two pieces of candy, that’s at least 2,000 pieces a person who chooses to participate would need.
That’s not chump change.
And, with the downturn of the economy, can those who live on popular streets like Lebanon Avenue still afford to shell out the cost of 2,000 pieces of candy?
I’m all for the fun in Halloween. But it seems like it’s pretty expensive for those who live on Lebanon Avenue to participate.
How about researching what Councilwoman Vangie Ford suggested, having a Halloween in the Park event at Miller Park.
Community groups could pool their sweets together to make sure all of our witches and superheroes get home safe and with a pocket full of sugar. I hope the Council pursues this for next year.
The Trunk of Treats events that local churches host are a great example of this. They allow children to go to one area — which can help keep them safe — and the church can pool its candy.
Sounds pretty sweet to me.
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It’s terrible to lose one, but we’ve lost three lately.
Pizza Hut, Smoke Pit and Snappy Tomato closed their doors in the past few weeks.
The reasons why are probably a mixture of the downturn in the economy and various other obstacles.
People may simply not be eating out as much in an effort to pinch those pennies.
But it’s disappointing to see anyone lose a job - especially in today’s unstable economic climate.
Here’s hoping we rebound.