Beggar's Night

Doctor? Robot? Pirate? Super hero?

What costumes will your kids wear on Beggar’s Night?

Thanks in part to resident feedback on the City’s “Talk2Us Hilliard” community engagement website, we plan to move forward with this year’s annual trick-or-treat night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

In light of possible COVID-19 concerns, we wanted to hear from you about whether you think it is safe to hold Beggar’s Night and what steps can be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

Almost 90 percent of respondents said they think trick-or-treating can safely happen – especially with some basic precautions. Suggestions included wearing masks, having the adult handing out candy stay outside their house and wear gloves, not letting ghosts and goblins grab their own candy from the bowl, and ensuring children have parental supervision.

We’ll provide more details closer to Halloween, but for now thanks for sharing your thoughts on “Talk2Us Hilliard!”

Want to share your voice with the City on future topics? Register for “Talk2Us Hilliard” (talk2us.hilliardohio.gov) today!

Doctor? Robot? Pirate? Super hero?

What costumes will your kids wear on Beggar’s Night?

Thanks in part to resident feedback on the City’s “Talk2Us Hilliard” community engagement website, we plan to move forward with this year’s annual trick-or-treat night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

In light of possible COVID-19 concerns, we wanted to hear from you about whether you think it is safe to hold Beggar’s Night and what steps can be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

Almost 90 percent of respondents said they think trick-or-treating can safely happen – especially with some basic precautions. Suggestions included wearing masks, having the adult handing out candy stay outside their house and wear gloves, not letting ghosts and goblins grab their own candy from the bowl, and ensuring children have parental supervision.

We’ll provide more details closer to Halloween, but for now thanks for sharing your thoughts on “Talk2Us Hilliard!”

Want to share your voice with the City on future topics? Register for “Talk2Us Hilliard” (talk2us.hilliardohio.gov) today!

Additional thoughts?

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Hello! As an alternative to traditional halloween trick-or-treat night, maybe Hilliard can organize a large trick or treat station in downtown Hilliard where volunteers stand in certain areas and hand out candy to children walking past. My kids went to the "Trunk or Treat" last year and although it was well-intended, it took almost 2 hours for them to get to the front of the line and it was cold, so they were very uncomfortable. Perhaps if there are many more volunteers, and if the kids can go to the event in waves (maybe by last name?) then we can manage. Just an idea if Hilliard is considering canceling Halloween trick-or-treat night.

tmcclinton about 2 months ago

If we are able to go to restaurants and stores and the mall, children should be able to trick or treat. It does not seem that it is any more dangerous than going to the gym or the grocery where everyone is touching everything. Parents can choose whether to let their children participate or not unlike school, and neighbors can decide if they are comfortable handing out candy or not.

elewis1997 about 2 months ago