While most students at Grafton High don’t go trick-or-treating, the students still plan and do Halloween-related activities during this spooky time of the year.
While laws on who is permitted to trick-or-treat are decided by local authorities, most feel that they would not do it anyway. “It just seems kind of awkward to walk around the streets in a costume,” Junior Triston Seaford explained.
Triston’s opinion on trick-or-treating isn’t irregular; many other students too believe that trick or treating is for the younger age groups and isn’t appealing. “I probably have band that day, so I wouldn’t be able to go out and do anything,” Sophomore Tim Bailey said.
While students skip out on one of the most symbolic activates of Halloween, there are plenty age appropriate replacements students do. “I’ll probably just end up giving candy out to the kids that knock,” Junior John Golden said. He explains that giving out candy to the costume-goers is just as rewarding as trick-or-treating for him.
Many other students also entertain themselves by going to Busch Gardens and participating in Howl-O-Scream. “Howl-O-Scream is a thrilling and fun event with friends and never disappoints,”Junior Noah Faulk said. He explains that going to Howl-O-Scream is like celebrating Halloween, but in a mature and a fun way. He also claimed that going with friends makes everything twice as fun.
If someone is looking for a alternative activity on Halloween, consider watching a scary movie, giving out candy, or maybe even go to Howl-O-Scream with a group of friends. All these activities bring out what Halloween is about, allowing anyone regardless of age, to enjoy this once in a year event.