When To Celebrate Halloween? - And Response (3)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Traditionally in this area when Halloween falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the Saturday preceding.

I never really know though for sure if it will work this way.

Does anyone know who makes this decision?

Joyce Hague

* * *

When Halloween falls on a Wednesday do we celebrate it on Saturday? No. Just because something falls on a Sunday doesn't mean we should go messing around with when a holiday is set. These things are given dates for a reason, and that reason is when they are to be celebrated.

Are we going to celebrate Christmas on a different day if it falls on Sunday? I highly doubt it. Celebrate Halloween when we are supposed to - the 31st.

Paul Smith
Chattanooga

* * *

In the true spirit of Halloween, let's not bicker over when to celebrate the hallowed holiday. Doesn't the spirit of Halloween live within us year 'round?

I asked my children, and they decisively resounded that they will fetch candy both nights. Taking advantage of the community's confusion, my children will double up on their candy haul.

This is probably something our local commissioners and council people should weign in on. I mean, what if children come to my door both nights? In this time of recession, how can I afford to buy twice the candy? Or maybe if the children split up fairly evenly, it won't actually cost me any more. If there's an actuary out there who can help me know how to prepare my candy distribution, I would appreciate it.

Rob Smith
robsmith501960@yahoo.com

* * *

n response to Mr. Smith's statement that we do not change Christmas when it falls on a Sunday, may I point out that they change Columbus Day to a Monday, Memorial Day is changed to a Monday, Washington and Lincoln's birthdays were actually combined and changed to a Monday, so the argument that we shouldn't change a holiday is not really valid.

I think what irritates me is that the city council wouldn't make a decision one way or the other. In the past, a Sunday Halloween was celebrated on Saturday by recommendation of the council. That helps people to plan which night to expect trick-or-treaters instead of leaving it up to everyone to choose, which causes confusion for everyone.

Most people can't afford to give out candy two nights, but they don't want to appear stingy by only giving candy on one night. I really wouldn't care which night was designated as trick-or-treat night, but I think the city council should have made a decision, as many of our nearby cities did. Just to make things a little more organized.

Nadene Sloan
Hixson, Tn.


Flabbergasted By Rape Suspended Sentence

I am flabbergasted. A 15-year-old young lady was raped by a bus driver, to whom we have entrusted our young, and all he gets is a suspended sentence and a GPS ankle bracelet.  Really? What judicial idiot, in their “judicial wisdom,” felt that sentence was appropriate?  Via the Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee- Administrative Office of the Courts, ... (click for more)

Keep Jonathan Welch On The School Board

We all know there are problems with the management of our school system.   Fortunately for District 2, Jonathan Welch is not one of them. In the last four years, Jonathan Welch has become acutely aware of what's wrong in the Hamilton County Department of Education.    He not only recognizes the problems, he's worked to identify solutions, and with a reconfigured ... (click for more)

Man Who Spent Most Of His 20s Behind Bars Headed To Federal Prison For 58 Months At Age 30

A man who spent most of his 20s in Georgia state prison is headed to federal prison at age 30. Leighton L. Dunn on Friday was sentenced by Judge Travis McDonough to serve 58 months for being a felon in possession of a gun during a carjacking. Dunn told the judge, "I was released in March (2015) and was doing good, then I fell in that same rut. Before I knew it I was caught ... (click for more)

Man Arrested For Confronting Southside Grocery Employee With Gun

Brandon Jamal Appleberry, 27, was arrested on Monday after an altercation with an employee at Southside Grocery on West 38 th Street, officers said. Marty Witt, 44, told police that the suspect confronted him with a gun in his hand. Officers said security video from the store clearly showed Appleberry arguing with several people outside while holding a gun. The defendant ... (click for more)

Thompson, Mason Win Scenic City Scorcher With Record Times

(Story will be updated) Saturday was another record-setting day for runners in Chattanooga. The occasion was the second running of the Scenic City Scorcher, a flat and fast two-mile race in Heritage Landing. Christian Thompson and Rachel Mason were overall winners and both did so in record-breaking time.  Thompson was all alone in first with a time of nine ... (click for more)

CCS Names Eddie Salter, Ben Wharton As New Basketball, Baseball Coaches

Chattanooga Christian School announced that Coach Eddie Salter is returning to the men’s basketball program as the Varsity Head Coach for 2016-2017. He will be joined by Chattanooga Christian alumnus, Ben Wharton, who has been named the Varsity Head Coach of the men’s baseball program and the Junior Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach.  Former Varsity Head Basketball Coach ... (click for more)