Port council steers trick or treat clear of Packers game

By 
KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM
Ozaukee Press staff

Port Washington will hold trick or treat from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

“This is our annual debate,” City Administrator Mark Grams said Tuesday as the issue went before the Common Council.

Grams recommended the time, noting that the Green Bay Packers play on Sunday afternoon, making that a bad time for trick or treat, and Halloween itself is on a Wednesday.

“A lot of parents prefer not doing it during the week,” he said.

Last year, Grams noted, the city held trick or treat for four hours but Ald. Mike Gasper said some parents believe that’s too long a time period.

Some neighboring communities hold trick or treat for only two hours, he noted.

Mayor Marty Becker weighed in, saying he conducted an informal survey at work and people favored a three-hour trick or treat time. 

With sunset coming about 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 27, he said, a 4 to 7 p.m. period would give parents of young children time to trick or treat as well as older children who can be out in the early evening.

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