Letters: Do it for the kids

Each week Sooke News Mirror readers express themselves on the Letters to the Editor pages

Halloween is such a great day for all kids of every age.

As usual, my children and I was getting ready to go trick or treating around 5 p.m. We always started our night by going down to the mall. It such a great place to go. It’s safe, close and we can see all the nice costumes and chit-chat with the parents.

I realized very soon, that a few of the major stores weren’t giving up candy, or what ever, on that special night.  I remember Pacific Coast Capital used to put up a tent, and the kids loved it. Is it my imagination or are fewer storea willing to participate in that crazy night? And it looks to me, that those big lucrative companies could be part of our community and participate to make this night a success.

For our children, as a community, should we continue this amazing tradition? Should we remind them who’s bringing business to them? I was so disappointed for my children turning around and just going outside.

Of course children got plenty of treats on that night, and it’s true that not getting any from them don’t make a difference in their Halloween bag, but just for the tradition and the principal of it, I think they could make an effort. It’s only once a year.

And thank you to all of the other stores whomake Halloween so special for our children.

Melanie Dube

Sooke