We’re brave trick-or-treaters in Bel Air


Halloween is finally here and I have to say I find it rather exciting that in Bel Air we trick-or-treat on Oct. 31. In other places where I’ve lived — Milwaukee, Wilmington, Del., Rochester, NY — trick-or-treat was held on bright Saturday afternoons or inside temperature controlled malls. But here, where Baltimore was ranked the 12th most dangerous city in the nation, we head out in costume, in the dark, on a school night, on Halloween. We’re not afraid. That’s not to say we’re not prepared. Last week there was a flurry of TV news stories about how police were rounding up known sex offenders to keep them under watch on Halloween night and arresting any who decorated their homes to entice trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I don’t recall hearing about this tactic last year, but perhaps they did it then too. Plenty scary. Oh, and I’ve figured out the answer to the question I posted earlier about when is the best time to buy Halloween candy. It’s … hiccup … five minutes before trick-or-treating begins. (Rite Aid in Forest Hill had candy on sale for 99 cents Halloween afternoon.)