Trick-or-treating is community at its best. Adults, young and old use their resources to buy candy or toys to hand out to local children. A spark of mystery is in the dark air, full moon bright in the sky… wind blowing leaves around the ankles of the little goblins and ghosts wondering if they really could pull off a trick if no treat is offered. Moms and dads catch up over hot chocolate in thermoses waiting at the ends of driveways. Neighbors appear at doors who are seldom seen and surprise you with pure delight at the maturation and appearance of those growing up in view.
This year Halloween falls on a Monday, which creates a conundrum for neighborhoods with younger children. Halloween on a school night, let alone the beginning of a school week makes for tired students and an ineffective learning environment the next day. Some neighborhoods decide to have trick-or-treating a weekend night before All Hallow’s Eve. An earlier than usual start time can be another solution. But, how do you make a collective decision on this with those beyond your cul-de-sac?
Having a FREE neighborhood community on GetAssist is an effective way to bring your neighborhood together. Your community is completely private and only seen by your neighborhood residents. Bring up an issue by posting a Discussion; everyone can reply with their opinion until you come up with a consensus. Post pictures, videos, and files on the community Bulletin Board. How much fun to see pictures of the festivities afterward. Or, plan a spooky potluck for a post trick-or-treat hang out by posting pictures with recipes and a sign-up sheet for who is bringing what. You can even schedule neighborhood events on a shared calendar that connects with your Google Calendar.
Sign up for a FREE Social membership on GetAssist and start your neighborhood community today, then invite your neighbors to join you and have the best Halloween yet!