Saturday, October 12, 2013

Is Halloween Being Phased Out?

By Ellery Adams

It's October 12th and at my local craft store, the Halloween section has been compressed to one aisle to make way for the Christmas decorations. I love Christmas. I love decorations. But I also love Halloween. I always have. As a kid, I thought it was so cool that there was this one night to run around in the dark, dressed in costume, and collect candy. Being with my friends with the moon out and dozens of other kids racing about made me feel free and happy.

We also have a big Halloween parade at school. I remember the year I went as Lady Liberty and my arm got so sore holding up that dang torch, but I had a ball.

Neither of my kids can wear costumes to school. They trick-or-treat, but so many people turn their lights off or pretend not to be home.

To prepare for the haunted supper I hosted last night, I had to go to five stores to find enough decorations and tableware.

Is Halloween on its way out? 

How do you feel about the holiday? 

Love it or loath it? 
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