Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A large crowd of trick-or-treaters paraded up and down Main Street Wednesday in their Halloween best. Check out the Patch photo gallery and add your pictures!
Weather was perfect for the annual event, sponsored by the Watkinsville Trade and Tourism Association. Share your pictures now by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos." Also take a moment to enter Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest for a chance to win $5,000. And don't worry, we haven't forgotten about pets! You can share photos of dogs and cats in costume here. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The CDC offers some important reminders for a safe trick-or-treating evening.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
October brings great fall weather and ends with one of America's favorite holidays - Halloween. In Peachtree Corners the streets are filled with happy children going from house to house collecting candy. It's a night of fun for kids (and adults too) who have a chance to enter the land of make believe by transforming into a scary creature or becoming a superhero or princess for one night - but it's also a night to remember to take a few precautions before heading out for a night of trick-or-treating. The Centers for Disease Control has some helpful tips for everyone to ensure a safe and fun evening. The safety tips spell out SAFE HALLOWEEN. Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Will this year's costume trends be politically based because of the presidential election year or ripped from the headlines because of zombie mania?
Never is art imitating life so relevant as during Halloween. So what will this year's costumes tell us? The sale of masks of presidential candidates during Halloween are said to be as good a predictor as any polls out there in an election year. Newsbusters reports that pre debates, masks of President Barack Obama were outselling those of Mitt Romney by about 30 percent. Post debate, however, that has flipped the other way and is now at about 2 to 1 in favor of Romney masks. I guess we'll soon see. Another big seller linked to the election - Big Bird. No surprise there. And what would Halloween be without Honey Boo Boo. But when it comes to ripped from the headlines, what could better represent the true ghoulish spirit of Halloween than …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Is elementary school-age the limit or is it OK for teens to join the ranks of neighborhood trick or treaters?
Preparations are under way and families are getting ready for the big candy fest scheduled for the end of the month. Costumes catalogues are being scoured for the right outfit for little trick or treaters, shelves are being stocked with yellow and orange candy bars and front yards are decorated with ghosts and goblins - there's no doubt, October is here. We're all happy to see those cute little angels, pumpkins or miniature Superman look alikes who knock on our door and sing "trick or treat" on Oct. 31 each year. Well, most of us are anway. But how do we feel about the 14- or 15-year-olds, some not even bothered to dress up, who stop by for their share of the loot? Organized events in many municipalities have a stipulation - elementary …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Drop off gently-used costumes for children ages 0-11 through Oct. 4.
Are their ghouls in your closets? How about pumpkins, superheros or mermaids? The Oconee County Library invites you to do some fall cleaning by recycling children's gently-used Halloween costumes. The concept: for every costume you bring, you can swap it for a different one, or you can simply donate costumes your family no longer needs. What do you think about the costume swap? Do you plan to participate? Tell us in the comments below. Children's specialist Jessie Johnson said she got the idea from National Costume Swap Day, as found on www.greenhalloween.org. A swap serves the dual purpose of saving parents money and conserving resources, according to the website. "Swapping half the costumes that kids wear at Halloween would reduce …