Sep 24, 2012

When is Trick or Treat this year?

Any information on trick or treat for Sandusky this year? I feel like every year it's a struggle to find out. — Thanks Stephanie in Sandusky

Sandusky's city-wide Trick or Treat will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Each year, the city announces official Trick or Treating hours, and it gives tips to help keep families safe. Children (under the age of 14) should be accompanied by an adult. Children should stay in their own neighborhoods and only go to houses that have their porch lights on. They should also have their candy checked by an adult before they eat anything. Motorists are encouraged to drive with extra caution during Trick or Treating hours.


The Mailbag is a daily feature on Every weekday at noon, we will post one question-and-answer from a resident. To ask a question, send a letter to The Mailbag at 314 W. Market St., or e-mail Please include your first name and a location in the e-mail, e.g. “John from Decatur Street."



Sarah Weber cannot answer a question without a little moralizing.

At least she answered the asked question though this time. Way 2 Go!

What about some times for other locations in the readership area? Would we get a lesson on the need to stick near your own neighborhood?

Sarah Weber

These tips were provided by the city, I'm just passing them along. Here is the text of an email I got from the city's General Services department:

City Wide "Trick or Treat"

Sandusky-- The City of Sandusky is announcing the City Wide "Trick or Treat" on Wednesday, October 31, between 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. The following tips are recommended to create a safe and fun Halloween environment for your children.

- It is recommended that children be in groups of two or more and that an adult accompanies them. 'Children' are defined as 14 years of age or younger.
- Trick or Treaters should stay within their own neighborhoods and only go to houses that demonstrate a willingness to participate by turning porch lights on. 'Neighborhoods' are defined as a three-block area in all directions around the child's home.
- Children should have all of their candy checked by an adult before they eat anything.
- Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously.


Hey Sarah. I cannot seem to be able to search old mailbags. I wanted to reread one I sent in a couple months ago "anyone know a good doctor" that got good response from all. How can I find it now?? Please help...Thanks


Sarah Weber-1 Pundit-0


Did the question ask "Hey, Sarah, what tips does the city of Sandusky offer about staying safe this Halloween?"

Here's one of my own: Sarah, what do you think about various kinds of signs on the 250 corridor?

Or even better: Hey Sarah, what's this form I got in the mail from the Ohio SOS?

I'd happily go on but it appears links to old Mailbag stories no longer function...

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Pundit, if you have such a nit picking problem with Sarah why don't you go to the Sandusky Register office and handle it?


No, but the question she was asked was answered in the first sentence she typed. Why are you so angry that she gave a informed answer? Does your computer charge you by the word? She gave a few helpful hints on trick or treating safety. Do I think its basic info that everyone should already know? Yes, I do. But after seeing the lack of common sense used by the fine residents of Sandusky, I would say that they should spoon feed us as much info as possible.


Seriously... great response Sarah! Some parents lack common sense and need all the tips they can get.


"Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a (mostly idle) "threat" to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. In this custom the child performs some sort of trick, i.e. sings a song or tells a ghost story, to earn their treats." In todays world the children must be reminded that a "Trick" does not include stabbing the homeowner, stealing his electronics and burning down the house afterwards to get rid of the evidence. This public service announcement was brought to you by the letters "W" "T" and "F"


That is very funny sir. But you left out toilet papering houses. That is good ol fashioned fun that has been outdated I think.


I think the Mailbag is great. I've sent in several questions and have received informed responses very quickly. Seems like someone on here has some weird grudge.

Phil Packer

Hey Sarah~maybe you can give Pundit tips on how to successfully hang himself.

Darwin's choice

I believe it will be the first week in november...........


Sarah, thank you for the information. We enjoy Trick or Treat and much as the kids and decorate the house. We try and get a new "toy" for the outside decorations. This year it is a 5 foot moving/talking witch (no not me people). They guy down the street does something too. We try and have a lot of fun for the kids. Trick or treat used to be fun. Around here we try real hard to continue to make it so. Happy Halloween to one and all. (keep up the good work, Sarah)