The Huntley Farmside
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USPS 580-360 SERVl.N'C; i !iF. PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY .SINCE 1960 ^\}t ^iintlep Jfarm^ibe THURSDAY October 30,1997 - VOLUME 37, NUMBER 30 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Huntley Trick Or Treat Night On Thursday, October 2,1997, the Village of Huntley Board of Trustees designated Friday, October 31, 1997, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm as the official hours for children to participate in the annual Trick or Treat night The Huntley Police Department would like to alert residents to some Halloween safety tips for their children. The following advice will make everyone's Halloween fun: Wear light-colored clothing that's short enough to prevent tripping, add reflective tape; make sure children can see well through face masks, or use make-up; adults should accompany young children; carry a flashUght if going out after dark; stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know; watch for traffic; only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy; examine all candy before allowing children to eat it; keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened; avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible. Make sure you have a good time, but not at the expense of someone else. Unicef "Trick or Treat Night On Friday, October 31, pick up donations for UNICEF along with your candy. UNICEF boxes are available from the First Congregational Church. The money will be used to provide medicines, drinking water, and food to children around the world in desperate need of these things. "Support UNICEF' posters are also available at the church for adults to put on their front doors, indicating their willingness to contribute to UNICEF. Huntley Factory Shops Halloween Events Halloween Trick-or-Treating - Halloween, Friday, October 31. From 4-6 p.m. Costumed children are invited to trick-or-U'eat the Huntley Factory Shops stores. Free Creepy Crafts for Kids- Halloween, Friday, October 31. From 6-8 p.m. Children are invited to create fun and creepy crafts while parents relax in the Food Court. Where? HUNTLEY FACTORY SHOPS - At the intersection of 1-90 and route 47 in Huntley. Halloween Fun, Facts, Customs and Superstitions From Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Ml * Halloween began more than 2,000 years ago as a night when Celtic tribes communed with the spirits of the ancestral dead. Halloween was the evening before All Saint's Day (Nov. 1). It was originally called All Hallows Eve, which became Hallow's Even and eventually, Halloween. In general, harvest time marked the end of the year when it was believed that the "veil" between the living and the dead was at its thinnest. Thus, Halloween was a good time to reach the departed. * In Wales, each member of a family marked a white stone and threw it into the hot ashes of a bonfire before going to sleep on Halloween. If any of the stones were missing by moming, they believed a death in the family would surely occur before next Halloween. * In old Brittany, families put out warm pancakes and cider for dead souls to eat when they rose from their cold, barren graves to visit their homes before the coming of winter. * Trick-or-treating was one of the last elements to emerge in the celebration of American Halloween. It became popular after 1920 and first began during the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a Thanksgiving custom for children to dress up and beg from house to house on the last Thursday in November. Later, people began trick-or-treating for Halloween to scare off the ghosts and demons by dressing up in costumes. * The Jack-0'-Lantern got its name from a turn-of-the-century prankster named Jack, whom after his death, even tried to play tricks on the devil. He was sentenced to roam the earth forever carrying a lantern. He was called "Jack of the Lantern" which was later shortened toJack-O'-Lantern. * Old-time games connected with Halloween were almost always related in some way with future wedded bliss. Popular games included: •Peeling apples in one continuous piece and throwing it over your left shoulder to see the initials of your future mate •Blowing out lighted candles to determine the number of years that will elapse before marriage. •Walking backwards down the stairs at midnight to find your u-ue love at the bottom. •Peering into your looking glass at midnight to see the face of your true love. - ^¦,'^'*'<,,-'
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|