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Join us for this safe Trick or Treatingevent! Local vendors will have goodies to hand out. Kid friendly games will also be offered. This is a Family Fun event!
Date:October 30, 2015 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location:Worcester County Recreation Center just off Hwy 113 in Snow Hill Open To:Ages 12 & under Cost:This is a Free event! Contact: Lea Cataggio for more information at 410-632-2144 x109 or firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Information:Wear your Halloween costume! Don't forget to bring a bag for your goodies.
Items needed are: * 6 two liter (soda type) bottles * boxes or bags of white rice (We need ALOT - like to fill a cooler) *lots and lots of goldfish crackers *16 oz plastic cups (ex. red solo cups) *bags of large size thin pretzels *Assorted decorations *white, yellow, orange spray paint * 6 boxes of tissues * boxes of candycanes (around 100 candycanes are needed) * self adhesive rhinestones/jewels * tulle fabric
We also need volunteers (around 20!) If you are 18 or older and would love to help with this fun spooky halloween event, please call.
Worcester County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Division in it's continuing efforts to protect area children and promote "Safe Kids" will conduct a free "Candy Checkpoint" as a added means of protecting our area youth.
The checkpoint will open promptly at 6 pm for trick or treaters that wish to have their candy "x-rayed." Children should be accompanied by adults and this is not intended to replace the careful screening of the child's candy by a responsible adult.
All Hallow Eve, or Halloween, originated as a pagan celebration dating back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, over 2000 years ago.
Samhain means "summers end" and is celebrated on November 1st as a joyous occasion. Many of the festivities included eating, drinking and dancing and the lighting of bonfires. The ashes from the burned bonfires were spread to protect the land for next years crops.
On the night before the new year the Celts believed the boundaries between the living and the dead became blurred. Ghosts of the dead returned to earth on October 31. The wearing of the masks, as a way to "hide" from the dead, became a tradition.
In the 1800's, with the Irish immigrants coming to America they brought their traditions of Halloween and the Jack-o-Lantern. The immigrants carved potatoes, turnips and beets and place a light inside using pieces of coal or a candle. These ornaments were placed in windows or on porches to welcomed the deceased and to serve as protection against horrible spirits or goblins freed from the dead.
Through the years, as the Irish Immigrants spread out across America, the lack of turnips, beets, and potatoes were replaced by the pumpkin to stand the watch for the "freed dead".
The origin of Trick-or-Treat, it is believed, orginated from the Druids. The Druids were preists and preistesses that served also ashistorians, astronomers, teachers, etc. in their communities.
Because the country folk believed that the dead had to be kept happy they would give the Druids food as they visited their homes. Today it is simply known as trick-or-treat.
Halloween has many names. Other names are : All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead, Samhain, All Hallow Tide, All Saints Eve.