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    Is anyone else sitting around the house with a bowl full of candy and still waiting for the first ring of the doorbell? Or is Trick of Treating a thing of the past and no longer a part of the celebration?

    I know trunk or treat is the thing in the ward/stake, but there are a lot of kids that attend the elementary school that aren't LDS who I thought would be out and about this evening.

    Oh well. More candy for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Is anyone else sitting around the house with a bowl full of candy and still waiting for the first ring of the doorbell? Or is Trick of Treating a thing of the past and no longer a part of the celebration?

    I know trunk or treat is the thing in the ward/stake, but there are a lot of kids that attend the elementary school that aren't LDS who I thought would be out and about this evening.

    Oh well. More candy for me.
    We've actually had a fairly busy night for us - 20 to this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Is anyone else sitting around the house with a bowl full of candy and still waiting for the first ring of the doorbell? Or is Trick of Treating a thing of the past and no longer a part of the celebration?

    I know trunk or treat is the thing in the ward/stake, but there are a lot of kids that attend the elementary school that aren't LDS who I thought would be out and about this evening.

    Oh well. More candy for me.
    We successfully killed Trunk or treat last year and the door to door treaters have increased ten fold. Good times.

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    Over 100. About to run out.

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    Probably 150 so far. I am manning the talking head.
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    A couple years ago was pretty sparse. Last year and this year have been higher volume. Probably had 15-20 groups so far.
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    Anybody that takes the time to visit the doctor in the country gets a king-sized candybar. Some really happy kids.

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    20 or 25 groups. Probably about 75 kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorcoug View Post
    Anybody that takes the time to visit the doctor in the country gets a king-sized candybar. Some really happy kids.

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    You'll have 3x as many kids next year.
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    Maybe 80 or so.

    I got home a little late and man with all the kids darting into the road seems like a miracle there aren't a couple dozen kids run over on Halloween every year.

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    Out now. Turned our lights out. I think we started with about 150.

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    we have had a steady stream of older kids at our house. This year we went for a different approach. You can choose between candy or a "Plants vs Zombies" free download promo code. Perks of the biz. Lots of parents coming to our door asking for the promo codes.
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    Fairly steady stream at our house, but it has seemed less than years past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    You'll have 3x as many kids next year.
    That would be great

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    Baseball team met at the coach's house. There must've been about a thousand trick or treaters in the neighborhood (literally).....several police cars directing traffic in and out of the neighborhood. Traffic was at a near standstill from about 7p - 8p. Wall to wall people from about 530-830p. I've never seen anything like it, and supposedly was more crowded last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    Baseball team met at the coach's house. There must've been about a thousand trick or treaters in the neighborhood (literally).....several police cars directing traffic in and out of the neighborhood. Traffic was at a near standstill from about 7p - 8p. Wall to wall people from about 530-830p. I've never seen anything like it, and supposedly was more crowded last year.
    I don't understand the relevance of the first sentence. Other than that, sounds like a fun time for the kids.
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    Something else I found out tonight... I saw one of my patients with an awesome house, six four-wheelers, two trucks, and one 2011 armada. Also, I just remembered that they are on medicaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Is anyone else sitting around the house with a bowl full of candy and still waiting for the first ring of the doorbell? Or is Trick of Treating a thing of the past and no longer a part of the celebration?
    Neighborhoods cycle as the families all age out of trick or treating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorcoug View Post
    Something else I found out tonight... I saw one of my patients with an awesome house, six four-wheelers, two trucks, and one 2011 armada. Also, I just remembered that they are on medicaid.

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    Did they give out good candy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Is anyone else sitting around the house with a bowl full of candy and still waiting for the first ring of the doorbell? Or is Trick of Treating a thing of the past and no longer a part of the celebration?

    I know trunk or treat is the thing in the ward/stake, but there are a lot of kids that attend the elementary school that aren't LDS who I thought would be out and about this evening.

    Oh well. More candy for me.
    I think people in and around SLC are much more reluctant to let their little ones go trick or treating.

    Here in the heart of DC (Davis County, that is) we get quite a few. Not as many as I would have guessed based on my experience as a kid, but quite a few.

    I think a lot of parents have decided to deny their kids the magic of trick or treating, the smell of the Maillard Reaction on pumpkins, the crunch of fallen leaves, the sounds of spooks and ghouls for the convenience of trunk or treats.

    Parents have sold their kids memories out for a little convenience and time-savings.

    Shameful.

    Every years it seems there are fewer and fewer trick or treaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    You'll have 3x as many kids next year.
    This is the 3rd year in a row we've done full size candy bars. We haven't seen much of an uptick in trick or treaters.

    We do notice some of the older kids in lame "costumes" coming around a 2nd time trying to get more of them.

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    It is almost 9:30. When is it ok to turn off the lights? I'm getting sick of going to the door. I'm trying to watch the laker game. It is almost 10, which means I'd rather these older kids start heading off to parties to drink alcohol or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    It is almost 10, which means I'd rather these older kids start heading off to parties to drink alcohol or whatever.
    Okay....that was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    It is almost 9:30. When is it ok to turn off the lights? I'm getting sick of going to the door. I'm trying to watch the laker game. It is almost 10, which means I'd rather these older kids start heading off to parties to drink alcohol or whatever.
    9:00 pm seems to be about the cutoff for our neighborhood. My wife manned the door tonight and said we had a pretty steady stream of younger kids with parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    Did they give out good candy?
    Smarties. Kinda like they outsmarted the system.

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    We couldn't find any roads with more than 4 houses giving out candy. We finally gave up and went to the a Baptist Trunk or Treat. That's where everyone was.

    They gave the kids comic books that said the unsaved will burn in hell forever, and they had drawings of it. For kids!

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    We had 150 treats and are nearly out. I'm telling the kids to go over to John Madden's house. He hands out one pound bars, sometimes two at a time.

    I think 9 PM is a reasonable shutdown time.

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    We did trick or treat among the elect, called and chosen of Provo...the Stone Gaters, Vintagers and River Bottomers.

    The kiddos had a total blast and it was a great time had by all. Best trick or treat environment I've ever experienced. Kudos to the elite of Provo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    We did trick or treat among the elect, called and chosen of Provo...the Stone Gaters, Vintagers and River Bottomers.

    The kiddos had a total blast and it was a great time had by all. Best trick or treat environment I've ever experienced. Kudos to the elite of Provo.
    The code to get into all of those places is 0911 (at least it was in 2002). Pizza delivery has its privileges.
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    We gave out toys, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and candy. It was a hit.
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