Looking To Trick Or Treat in Pennsauken? Here’s What You Need To Know

The countdown to “Operation: Trick or Treat” has begun. Kids are already planning not just their Halloween costumes, but their Trick or Treat route as well, making sure to hit the houses in town that has the good stuff. To keep Pennsauken’s boys and ghouls safe this Halloween, the Township has an ordinance in place.

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, are not allowed out on the streets of Pennsauken after the hour of 8:00 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Your buddy who just turned 18 isn’t going to cut it. It has to be an adult who’s legally responsible for you.

Trick or Treating is for kids, 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. Also, there is no Trick or Treating after 8:00 p.m.
If someone is caught breaking the ordinance, the “trick” they’ll get can vary from just a warning to a fine from $200. And that’s kind of scary.

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

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