No trick or treat at the mall

Since it opened, Kitsap Mall’s retailers have hosted a trick-or-treat event for kids, and it’s since become a family tradition.

Until this year.

Instead, the Children’s Reading Foundation of Kitsap-Olympic Peninsulas has partnered with the mall to offer a children’s reading event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in center court featuring public officials and others reading. There are free books for the first 1,000 children. Will you miss what’s become a family tradition, or are you excited about the prospect of something new?

Give me a call at 475-3783. Only those willing to be quoted by name, please.

Rachel Pritchett

I’ll be there

3 thoughts on “No trick or treat at the mall

  1. Our child doesn’t eat candy, and didn’t have their first Trick or Treat until last year. Even then, the candy was tossed and she had no interest in eating it. She seemed to enjoy the experience of going from store to store in Winslow, but wasn’t overjoyed like the other kids.

    I appreciate that some really get into the whole thing, and kids should be allowed to have some fun. However, there are many ways to go about celebrating holidays or family traditions. Engendering a different approach in the manner Kitsap Mall is doing, and at a younger age, is right up our alley. We fully support it.

  2. I think that this is stupid! It’s one day a year for the little kids! I can’t believe with all the business the mall gets all year that they can’t afford candy! It was a tradition for a lot of people, and they didn’t have to worry about the candy the children were getting. I personally hope that people will boycott the mall today! It’s selfish of the small businesses to worry about the business they might be losing. It’s all about the almighty dollar. Why don’t we take away Christmas too! After all alot of people don’t celebrate it but they pay the wages for Santa Clause to be there all month! Oh yea that’s right! It actually brings in money! Greed!

  3. It is a stupid, let me guess “liberal” idea. Have a sit and read on some other night. Can we not keep any traditions? Do you not remember being a little kid and the excitement of dressing up and getting candy? People need to lighten up. I feel sorry for the kids who missed trick or treating in lieu of a sit and read at the mall.

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