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Follow the candy: some families prefer to relocate for Halloween

Pavle Matic, age 3, hugs the pumpkin carved by his father.
Pavle Matic, age 3, hugs the pumpkin carved by his father.
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 For most of us as kids, Halloween meant fanning out into the nearby streets to pester our neighbors for candy. But some neighborhoods are more conducive to trick or treating than others – the houses are scarier, the streets are safer, and most importantly – the treats are better quality.

So if you’re the parent of a little ghost or goblin, what are you to do? Many parents find themselves driving to more family friendly neighborhoods to go trick or treating. And some houses choose to “go dark” rather than supply candy to kids from across town.

If you live in one of those areas, do you welcome families from other areas on your street? Do you believe in sharing the Halloween spirit, regardless of geography? Did you pack the family up last night to commute to another neighborhood?