By: Sharon Aron Baron
Let’s throw away the notion that the Woodlands was a retirement community and embrace our new normal: that we’re now a community where many families are raising their children.
It’s been a long road to get people in the habit of buying candy and opening their doors on Halloween night for Trick-or-treaters. Some years there are many, while others there are just a few.
And who wants to get stuck with all that leftover candy? Wink wink.
Tannah Robins wrote this in the hope that more people would participate this year:
Last year we took our son & his friend to Trick or Treating in our community. We went through section 5, 7, 8 and random houses on the boulevard and throughout the community that we saw lights on and had a great time. I haven’t heard much about Halloween this year but we plan to stay in our community again this year and hope that we can all come together and support the children and families here with kids. For us, we will be leaving candy out for kids when we are out or my husband will be home handing it out. Nothing more disappointing for kids to go up to a house full of cars and lights, ring the doorbell, say “trick or treat” and no-one answer.
Please, Please support our kids this Halloween, turn on your lights and pass out candy! Tell us where you are and we will come by! Thank you.
Unfortunately, many of our residents don’t participate in the old tradition of trick-or treating, and it isn’t anything new. It’s been a tradition in our country since the late 1950s. One of the biggest problems I hear from many parents is that no one participates in trick-or-treating in the Woodlands. Our families have to go to other communities because many residents either do not give out candy, or parents assume that the children do not trick-or-treat here and don’t even stick around on Halloween night.
Back when I grew up, there wasn’t a single neighbor that didn’t open there door and hand us treats. I carried around a pillowcase to carry home all of my loot.
It was like winning the lottery. The candy lottery!
Why should our own community be any different?
Let’s make some good memories for our next generation and pass out candy one evening each year.
Monday, October 31st is Halloween. Turn on your porch lights and buy a bag of candy and hand it out. Or better yet, sit outside and maybe meet some neighbors trick or treating on their golf carts. Oh yes, and drive slowly too.