Trick-or-treaters will take to the streets of Stroudsburg


These children take on Halloween safely

Cassie Oppelt, Staff Writer

There have been a lot of changes this year. No doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of our lives. It seems though, that Stroudsburg residents won’t let this get in the way of their Halloween spirit.

Many front yards around town are decked out with ghosts and goblins. 

Pennsylvania was recently given the “green light” to let the children in the state go on with their annual trick-or-treating fun. With the exception of having to continue to wear masks and social distance, this year could be just as ghoulishly fun as any other.

Many citizens were worried about trick-or-treating door to door being high risk for the virus, but others viewed it as less concerning.

“If we can go into a grocery store and have someone check out our groceries for us without any threat, then trick-or-treating this year should be perfectly fine as long as we keep our masks on,” said Ms. Danielle Brink, a local parent.

The state supplied the public with time suggestions to further help with social distancing:

  • Infants to age 6: Trick-or-treat from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Children ages 7 to 11: Trick-or-treat from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Pre-teens and teens ages 12 to 15: Trick-or-treat from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

But these times, of course, are just rccommendations and may not apply to families with multiple children. The goal, ultimately, is just to keep sidewalks un-crowded and to keep everyone at a safe distance.

Be aware that not all homes may be open for trick-or-treaters this year because many citizens are concerned about safety first.

Trick-or–treaters should use their discretion and go to homes that look lit up and inviting.

Happy Halloween!