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What night is trick or treat this year?

Cece Nunn

In most cases in the Wilmington area, county and city officials have left it up to parents to decide when they want to take their children trick-or-treating. Halloween is Sunday so it seems safe to assume that neighbors who want to participate will have candy available to give to little goblins and ghouls that evening.

But other alternatives are available for folks who don’t want to take their children out that night.

The town of Burgaw is holding a trunk-or-treat, where individuals and organizations distribute candy from the trunks of cars, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in downtown Burgaw.

“It’s not that we forbid trick-or-treat on Halloween night, but we do offer an alternative that we think is a safer and a better alternative than going house to house,” said Martin Beach, Burgaw town manager.

Another alternative to going house-to-house in Pender will be on Halloween night. The 5th annual Trick or Treat in the Park will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Hampstead Kiwanis Park, located on Country Club Road and Sloop Point Road in Hampstead.

In Wilmington, children can trick-or-treat at Independence Mall, 3500 Independence Drive, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, when participating stores will be handing out candy. In Brunswick County, Boiling Spring Lakes is hosting a trunk-or-treat event for children 14 and under from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Spring Lake Park. A $2 donation to New Hope Medical Clinic is suggested. The event will include a trick-or-treat bag and candy for all, as well as soda and hot pizza for the first 500 children.

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One Response to “ What night is trick or treat this year?”

  1. On October 28, 2010 at 7:18 am Sherry wrote:

    The State Port Pilot reported that Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove asked the City residents to have Halloween activities on Oct. 30 (Sat) night because of church services on Sunday night.

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