Dear Linwood Farm Residents,
Is anyone anxious for cooler weather, apple, picking or perhaps...Halloween? The Social Committee is excited about autumn and the fun it brings. We will kick off our Annual Neighborhood Booing the first week of October. If you recieve a treat, then you've been boo'ed! Then it's your turn to have a little fun.
The Neighborhood Booing is an event where neighbors secretly drop off a small ($5 or less) treat bag on another neighbor's front porch. Nect ring the bell and run like mad! Here's how it works:
- Place the "I've Been Boo'ed" sign on your front door or window (or else you could be "boo'ed again)
- Make 2 copies of the poem/instruction sheet and the "I've been boo'ed" signs.
- Assemble 2 treat bags for neighbors you'd like to "boo." (Be sure not to boo anyone with the "I've been boo'ed" sign on their front door or window.)
- Place the copied signs/instructions inside the treat bags.
- Go ring a neighbor's bell and leave the treat. Have fun being sneaky!
If you are leaving chocolate, be sure to do it during cooler times or out of direct sunlight so it doesn't melt. People in the past have given "fall" items such as pumpkin hand soap, candies, a autmnal dish towel, small votive candle, etc. Think of your neighbor and make it unique to them. This event is great for new families. If you don't know them, it's a great time to make them feel welcomed in our neighborhood.
Trick-or Treating: Friday, October 31st
Just a reminder that our little goblins will be flying around our neighborhood on Halloween night. It has been customary to turn on your porch light if you wish to hand out treats to the trick-or-treaters. If you aren't, please consider turning out your lights during trick-or-treat hours. Traditionally, trick-or-treating begins around 5:30-8:30PM. But don't be surprised if some excited little ones begin closer to 5PM. We do ask that families not ring bells after 9:00PM.
Quick Safety Tips:
- Keep your porch and sidewalks clear of objects that children and parents can trip on.
- Use flashlights or reflective tape on costumes
- Make sure costumes do not drag on the ground to avoid tripping
- Trick-or-treat with your child or have older children go in groups. Never trick-or-treat alone.
- Parents should inspect candy before serving to children
- Do not go into people's homes when trick-or-treating (to get candy or to go through a haunted house display)
- Never leave lit pumpkins unattended. Consider using battery operated lights instead of candles.
Have a safe and howling good time!
LF Social Committee