STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Petition to change Halloween

Petition to change Halloween

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 9:43 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2018 10:51 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- Ghosts. Goblins, and witches hit the streets Wednesday to celebrate Halloween, but what if Halloween always fell on a Saturday?
That’s exactly what one petition from Change.org is calling for and they already have tens of thousands of signatures.
“I like having the spirit of it right on Halloween night,” said Randy Martinson as he handed out candy. “The overall theme of having it possibly fall in November or earlier in October just doesn’t seem right to me.”
The petition says that making the change would make Halloween safer citing that there are around 3,800 Halloween related injuries each year. Plus, it would also allow for a longer period of time for Trick or Treating, something Halloween lovers can’t argue with.
“Halloween night is Halloween night,” said Anthony Djuren. “But I think it’s just an opportunity for kids to get out, stay a little while longer and see a little more of their neighborhood.”
And for those doing the tricks or looking for treats, well they said they wouldn’t mind having it on a Saturday.
“We won’t have to worry about homework,” said Charlie Reindl. “We could stay up late, eat candy and watch TV.
“Us kids, we like to come out here and just trick or treat,” said Zack Royse. “School work is stopping us.”

Follow the link below to the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-join-the-saturday-halloween-movement?recruiter=893165808

Article Comments

Mason City
Broken Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 58°
Albert Lea
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 57°
Austin
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Charles City
Few Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 59°
Rochester
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 58°
Tracking several rounds of rain this work week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Community Events