Never to Old for Tricks or Treats

“We’ve had bad luck with our kids-they’ve all grown up.” Christopher Morley

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Who said that Halloween is for children? Ok, so maybe it is but I’ve noticed a lot of grown-ups have gotten into the act over the years.

There has been an increase in parties, costumes and of course candy purchase. Listed below, referenced numbers:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, an estimated 41 million of potential trick or treaters’ in the United States are five to fourteen years of age. Children older than fourteen and younger than five still go treating.

Of occupied households, 116.7 in 2010, were potential stops for trick or treats.

In the same year, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins came from states that

Want some candy?

Want some candy?

produced them.

Those sweet confections that we all long for in the same year totaled to 24.7 pounds. (U.S. Current  Industry Reports, Confections 2010, Table 1)

Here are a few places to visit next year to get you in the holiday mood; Cape Fear township, Neb., Transylvania County, NC, Tombstone, AZ, Pumpkin Center, NC and Skull Creek township, Neb.

Although I wasn’t able to join my friends this year in Maui, HI, the team at Johnson County Dialysis dressed up for the celebration. Sharing laughter, fun and memories of childhood trick or treating, gave the day new meaning. Every now and then, we need to take time to be a kid again. After all, holidays are for the young and the young at heart.

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