October 28th, 2016 11:48 AM by Michael Loffredo, CMC
Halloween Fun Facts
When trick-or-treating first became popular in the United
States in the 1800s, more children played mischievous pranks than asked for
candy. By the 1950s, though, the focus had switched to good old family fun,
with sugar-hyped children dressed in costumes.
Chocolate makes up about three-quarters of a
trick-or-treater’s loot, according to the National Confectioners Association.
Candy corn has been made with the same recipe by the Jelly Belly Candy
Company since around 1900.
sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States
The fear of
Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.
If you see a
spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
The Ouija Board
ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over
two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.
were once made out of turnips, beets and potatoes — not pumpkins.
Safety Driving Tips
Salem trick-or-treating hours are 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. on Monday October
31 so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Kids are excited for Halloween and will be anxious to get to the next house
and can be unpredictable in their movements so drive a little slower and be
more alert in residential neighborhoods
Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the
road and your surroundings.
Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights
on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.