By Danielle Groghan
November 09, 2005
As I mentioned, I grew up on Jackson street and trick or treated in that area. When I got home from trick or treating, my family would show me the tally of how many kids they had passed out candy to. And, as I got older, I became the one who kept the tally. Back then, it was normal to have 500-800 trick or treaters (depending on the weather). It is now normal to see 800-1000 from what I understand!
Ms. Amundson was right, some of us did sign the petition to close the street, and we were thankful because we knew our children would be safe. However, we did not realize that by doing this, it would in fact become the only "real" place in town to trick or treat. Since day one - I have felt that others (or at least the City) should be helping out on the cost of candy.
A donation box is a wonderful idea and should be explored. If I still lived in Ketchikan, I would gladly start that campaign!
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