The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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October 17, 2011

Halloween schedules vary by municipality

SUNBURY — When Mattie Peters, 55, was younger, she could trick-or-treat any time she wanted around Halloween.

“Times were different,” she said. “We went in a pack with friends.”

Mattie, who grew up in Norristown, is now a grandmother living in Sunbury.

“I’ll go with my beautiful granddaughter, Annette,” she said. “She loves Halloween. She’ll go as a princess this year.”

Unlike years past, when towns held trick-or-treating on various days leading up to and including Halloween, offering children a chance to fill their bags repeatedly, Mattie will likely get only one night out this fall.

Most Valley communities are permitting trick-or-treating only on Halloween.

“That’s the way of the world,” Peters said with a shrug.

Dates and times for trick-or-treating across the Valley are:

Saturday, Oct. 29

6 to 9 p.m. unless noted

  • Danville
  • Riverside
  • Selinsgrove, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Sean Christine said the decision was made to have trick or treating on Saturday “because we felt it wouldn’t interfere with kids staying up late and having school the next day. It is more of a convenience for kids and parents decision.”



Monday, Oct. 31

6 to 9 p.m. unless noted

  • East Buffalo Township, Union County
  • Lewisburg
  • Mahoning Township, Montour County
  • Monroe Township, Snyder County, anytime on Halloween. “We don’t set times for trick or treating, and we never have,” township secretary Elizabeth Paige said. “We allow residents to set their own times on Halloween.”
  • Middleburg. Trick or treating in the borough is always on Halloween, regardless of the day of the week, said Virginia Zeiber, borough administrator.
  • Milton. Milton permits trick-or-treating on Halloween night, with the exceptions of when Halloween falls on a Sunday.
  • Mifflinburg. Trick or treating in the borough is always on Halloween, regardless of the day of the week.
  • Point Township, Northumberland County
  • New Berlin, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Northumberland, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Shamokin Dam, 6 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-treating is usually held on Halloween night, except if Halloween falls on a Sunday, Mayor Joe McGranaghan said. “Then, we might change it to a Saturday,” he said.
  • Sunbury. Trick-or-treating is usually held on Halloween night, except if Halloween falls on a Sunday.
  • Washingtonville, 6 to 8 p.m.

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