Trick or treat hours debated in Silver Lake, Randall

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Designating trick or treat hours just sails through many a municipal board’s October meetings. But recently, two boards had a little more discussion than standard:

In Silver Lake, the Village Board settled on trick or treat hours of 4 to 7 p.m., on Halloween, as many other area municipalities are doing. However, Trustee Sue Gerber, given that Halloween is on Saturday this  year, argued for earlier designated trick or treat hours in the name of increased safety. “I just want to do it for the safety of the kids,” Gerber said. No other board member voiced support for the idea. “It’s not Halloween if you don’t do it in the dark a little bit,” said Trustee Barbara Ironside.

In Randall, one town supervisor took a stand in favor of expanded trick or treat hours for at least the second year in a row, but to no avail. Typically, the town has set trick or treat hours of 4 to 8 p.m. But Supervisor Rose Nolan advocated changing to the 4 to 7 p.m. hours designated by most other area municipalities. Mangold took the reduced hours hard. “It’s not a lot of time for the kids,” Mangold said of the new hours. “What are we, the grinches?” Mangold backed up his words with action, voting against the 4 to 7 p.m. trick or treat hours, the only board member to do so. “Anyone can come to my house until midnight if they like,” Mangold said after the vote.


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