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Trick-or-Treating at CTC

Trick-or-Treating at CTC:

Door signs to welcome Trick-or-Treaters are available in the office, as well as for download to print at home. Residents who plan to offer candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween evening are asked to tape the paper sign on the front door of your residence. Most children will start trick-or-treating around 5 or 6 pm. If you do not want to pass out treats, close your blinds in the front and back. This makes it clear to the community of who is participating in the tradition and who is not.

For those Trick-or-Treating:

Similar to previous years, we ask all families to only approach the front doors of units that have this indication of a sign. Please knock only once and move to the next house if there is no answer. If you will be trick or treating, it is always best to accompany your kids, or go as a group. CTC is a great, safe place but at night it's helpful to be with your kids. Most areas of CTC have good lights, but carrying a flashlight helps others see your kids - and a carry a bag to collect all the goodies! Most children will start trick or treating between 5 and 6 pm. Have fun!

Is Halloween and Trick-or-Treating new to you?

If you are new to the United States, you may not have had the experience of trick or treating on Halloween night: a tradition where children dress up in costumes and go door to door in their neighborhoods and ask for treats by knocking and yelling, "Trick or Treat!". Families at home typically have treats ready by the door to give to each child. Most families choose to give candy that is wrapped and sealed. Any store will have big bags of candy that are ideal for this. Some families choose to pass out a pencil, sticker, fruit snacks, mini-boxes of raisins or other non-candy item. Most children and parents are advised NOT to eat any fresh fruit that is passed out, so it would be a waste of your money to pass out an apple or orange. At CTC, you probably won't need more than 20-30 pieces of candy unless you pass out more than one piece. It's okay if you don't have any treats ready! Just wave to the kids and say you ate them all.

It is a fun night of walking and meeting neighbors, especially the little ones dressed up's always fun to guess! Have fun and be safe!