LETTERS: Halloween really is a time for fun

IT'S that time of the year again when people jump on a particular side of the fence and share their two cents about Halloween.

So I am going to do the same.

I personally love this time of year for no other reason that it's fun to dress up and have a good time with family and friends.

As adults, there aren't many opportunities for us to act like children again, so why wouldn't we want to embrace it?

My little nephews also love Halloween and eagerly await the one night of the year when they can dress up and get hyped up on sugar.

Where I live, Halloween is embraced.

All the neighbours set up barbecues or lawn chairs out the front of their house and are happy to pass out treats to children and adults alike.

Where we live, it is a fun and safe way for the neighbourhood to come together.

For parents who argue that it is not safe for their children to go knocking from door to door, I ask you, where are you?

Are you there with your children, or have you left them to wander by themselves?

I believe it is very irresponsible for parents to let their children go trick or treating by themselves, but I think if you were to go with them, you would see it is all a bit of harmless fun for young and adult.

Never once have my nephews received a lolly which was unwrapped, so again, I think people are over-reacting.

And if in doubt, simply throw it away.

It's that simple.

I think people need to stop taking life so seriously and have fun every now and again.

AMANDA WALKER, Springfield


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