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Reflections: Trick-or-Treat? Halloween history
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Dan Krahenbuhl
Halloween is right around the corner and with it each year many parents face the uncomfortable decision, “Do we allow our children to trick-or-treat?” Many, probably most, see Halloween as an innocent and fun tradition of dressing up in costumes and being “treated” by family, friends, and neighbors. Others have heard too many stories of the horrendous things that some people do, and are not willing to subject their children to that possibility. Others still, choose to stay away from a holiday that has its roots in pagan rites and superstitions.