Calling All Monsters, Princesses And Superheroes: The 4-1-1 On Trick Or Treating

The boys and ghouls of Pennsauken are excitedly counting down the days to Halloween. To keep them safe, the Township has an ordinance in place regarding the holiday.

Pennsauken has a curfew in place not just on Oct. 31, but the two days prior to Halloween. During this period, any minor under the age of 16, regardless of where they live, is not allowed out on the streets of Pennsauken after the hour of 8:00 p.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. That means the person your with must be an adult who’s legally responsible for you.

Trick or TreatingAs Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, Pennsauken Township suggests that trick or treating start in the afternoon; but when night begins to fall, make plans to start heading home, as the kids have to stop knocking on doors at 8:00 p.m.

Also, trick or treating is for the little ones, not adults. It’s unlawful for anyone over the age of 14 to go out trick or treating, unless you’re acting as a chaperone. And unfortunately, chaperones can’t ask for any candy or treats. They have to wait until they get home to help their kids “sort” the candy.

If someone is caught breaking the ordinance, the “trick” they’ll get can vary from just a warning to a fine up to $200. And that’s kind of scary.

Here’s wishing you a fun, safe time celebrating a uniquely American holiday.

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