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Trick-or-Treating in STT?  

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Katie
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Good afternoon everyone! I have a four yr old son that is already asking me about Halloween. We will be in STT this year for Halloween and I was wondering if children dress up in various costumes and go door to door trick-or-treating? If not, I would like to know in advance so that I can prepare him for not going. It wouldn't bother me one bit if he doesn't go...I think he still has leftover candy from last year!

Katie

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Posted : September 16, 2004 4:47 pm
pamela
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Katie,
Since most of our neighborhoods are like the ones in the states you don't see alot of trick or treaters .... the mall and the stores here on St. Thomas have a set time for the kids and they can do that. Schools also do something but do prepare him to not go door to door for the neighbors.
Pamela.

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Posted : September 16, 2004 4:59 pm
HipCrip
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Good question Katie! As a new resident in a family oriented neighborhood on STX, I'd also like to know if we should be prepared for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. We would hate to be unprepared and earn a reputation as "those cheap new folks down the road who hid and pretended they weren't home. "

HC

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Posted : September 16, 2004 5:00 pm
pamela
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OOPs - I meant to say "not like the neighborhoods in the states". I have never had a trick or treater at any place I have lived here unless you count the drunks who wandered over from Bottom's Up 🙂
So, HC, get the candy but get what you like so if you have to eat it .....
P.

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Posted : September 16, 2004 5:08 pm
East Ender
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Katie: Because there is a huge church influence, Halloween is very much downplayed. In fact, it seems more likely that certain elements use the day to throw rocks at school buses than dressing up. On the other hand, the bars all have costume contests and adults spend their time going from one to another in search of prize money. It is a mixed up world.

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Posted : September 16, 2004 5:23 pm
HipCrip
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Pamela,

How did you know that every year we lived in our condo we bought our favorites for Halloween candy, even though we knew after the first year that no kids (or drunk adults) were coming to trick or treat? It looks like that's one tradition we can keep up down here!

HC

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Posted : September 16, 2004 5:36 pm
Teresa
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Oooo. I wonder if I can find those sweet Brach's pumpkin candies? And the candy corn? I haven't seen the candy isle, but surely they would have some Pumpkins? I have to have them! It has been my tradition since I was like one. K-mart - no? 😉

Teresa

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Posted : September 17, 2004 1:43 am
HipCrip
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Teresa,

K-Mart YES!

HC

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Posted : September 17, 2004 3:15 am
Anonymous
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Yeah, no one really goes Trick or Treating. People celebrate Halloween by throwing rocks and eggs at buses and cars.....

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Posted : September 17, 2004 4:23 am
Ronnie
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I think these days kids dress up to go to school. Last year Coral World had a Halloween Party. I know in St. John, Mongoose Junction does something for the kids.

Other than that, halloween has always been thin. I believe it's the diversity of the neighborhoods. Even back when I was a kid, we all piled into one of my parents friend's trucks and we went from friend's house to house, not really to strangers. We hardly seen any kids around here. Don't believe in the religion thing that EE talked about.
Ronnie

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Posted : September 17, 2004 11:09 am
East Ender
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Ronnie: You talk to some of the older ladies and mention a. Halloween and b. Carnival and tell me what they say!! 😉

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Posted : September 17, 2004 12:18 pm
Ronnie
 Ronnie
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Ask those ladies where they are from first, to qualify what you are saying. If they are Virgin Islanders their answer will be different that the down islanders. The down islanders have a different approach to things like that.
Ronnie

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Posted : September 18, 2004 11:36 am
East Ender
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Ronnie: I will report back next week!

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Posted : September 18, 2004 1:26 pm
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