Trick or Treating Still on in Ashland

ASHLAND, Pa. -- There's been some controversy brewing in one Schuylkill County community about whether or not kids can trick or treat on Halloween.

With a little more than a month to go until Halloween, decorations are out in Ashland.

"I think the kids enjoy it, dressing up and the parents do, too. Some kids dress up fancier than others, and I think they like doing that," said Carol Middleton of Ashland.

"Kids love it. I think it's great," said Ron Deeter of Ashland.

Many in this Schuylkill County borough are concerned that trick or treating won't be happening here.

"Disappointed because all my kids like trick or treating. I have a 2 year old, a 5 year old, and an 8 month old. They all look forward to trick or treating every year," said Jessica Hettler of Ashland.

It turns out the borough has been promoting its first trunk or treat presented by the Ashland Recreation Committee. It's going to take place on Halloween night from 6-8 p.m. at 7th and Centre streets. But there's a note at the bottom of the flier that states: "This event replaces town-wide trick or treat," which caught some Halloween enthusiasts off guard.

Newswatch 16 reached out to borough officials who tell us trick or treating isn't going anywhere. You can still go door to door for your candy. Trunk or treating is just another option.

"Well, that sounds good. As long as it's safe, that's all I can say," said Deeter.

People in Ashland can register for trunk or treating by calling the borough hall. Otherwise, they can carry on trick or treating.

2 comments

  • nowiseenitall

    For God sake let kids be kids and enjoy a childhood! It seems every year some idiot does their best to take away the joy of being a kid. Between all this PC bs and everyone being offended by Christmas, Easter, hell even a damn lemonade stand! I don’t understand what’s going on anymore, what happened that everything we grew up with is wrong now.

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