Apaprently this man is not aware that restaurants see a drop in business when Halloween falls on a weekend, so the "better for the economy" argument is, to put it delicately, a load of crap. And how does moving the holiday create jobs?
what a hoser!
thanks roxy! I'll give it a shot!Wrapping the exposed area with electrical tape (you can find that at any hardware store or Home Depot/Lowes) might work.
candy stuffed kids? seriously? its called 'let the parents handle it.'Apaprently this man is not aware that restaurants see a drop in business when Halloween falls on a weekend, so the "better for the economy" argument is, to put it delicately, a load of crap. And how does moving the holiday create jobs?
As for the candy-stuffed kids, that is almost entirely within the control of parents, except for what a kid might eat while going door to door, so I don't buy that, either. Starting earlier is also a problem. Aside from haunts looking better after the sun goes down, who wants ToTs showing up at the door while you're eating dinner?
Leave the holiday alone, I say.
IMU, you seriously have the WORST HOA I have ever heard of!!!HA ... my wonderful HOA moved Easter to the weekend AFTER the actual holiday!
Seeing as how we set up and tear down the same day, last thing I want to see is ToTs still showing up 9:15, let alone midnight:jol: We use the post Halloween ToT hours to drag in the props and then sit down with a glass of wine on the patio, enjoying the cool night air and perhaps a piece of Spooky1's birthday cake.Our best haunt nights are when Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday - trick or treaters showing up til midnight, more friends and family come over to hang out - its just a party in our yard. Last year, the older family members practically have to go home at sundown, and all trick or treating was over by 830.