Halloween is a favorite holiday of Americans because for one day we get to pretend we are something we’re not whether it be a princess, a superhero or a bloodsucking monster. Through the years we remember our best costumes, most terrifying tricks and even the house in the neighborhood that gave raisins or the dreaded travel toothbrush.
Slasher films and urban legends have altered our perception of what the day and night should be — a chance to stay up late, watch Fear Fest on AMC and eat lots and lots of candy.
Around Halloween last year, a dismembered body was found in the woods of southwestern Newton County, but no trick-or-treating children where eaten by werewolves and or swallowed by a haunted house.
Yes — real ghouls and goblins exist, but if you walk with your child to trick-or-treat or know where your teen will be and set a curfew, the worst injury they will likely end up with is an upset stomach from overindulging in sweets.
We remember how fun going from door to door was, and really, we can’t think of a single instance when one of our friends left school on Halloween to trick-or-treat and didn’t come back the next day.
To avoid ending up on our front page for the wrong reason after Halloween here are a few simple tips: don’t drink and drive, supervise your younger children, lock up your black cats, make sure your teen has her cell phone on her and look out for your neighbors.
On behalf of The Covington News, have a safe and happy Halloween.
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Here at The Covington News/CovNews.com we are committed to encouraging you in these difficult economic times to shop in our local area.
In every edition we have started highlighting a local business that is worthy of your consideration.
Every edition of this paper also is filled with information about bargains from local businesses and our inserts carry great coupons and discounts.
Our local grocery stores advertise great sales every week that will help you keep your pantry and your wallet filled.
By shopping at our area stores you help keep your neighbors employed, which allows them in turn to shop for their needs at local establishments as well.
We recognize that these are not the best of times. Our paper has also had to tighten its belt and to discontinue some features you may have come to enjoy. It’s not something we have been excited about doing, and we are looking forward to the time when we can put them back into the paper. Any smart business person would do the same. We know there are great ways to save during these times; we also know that many of you have great ideas about how to save money. We would love for you to share those ideas with us, and we will run those ideas in the paper so your neighbors can share your good practices.
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We are fortunate to live in a proud, solid community; together we can ensure it stays that way.