Town Square

Post a New Topic

Halloween and Teens

Original post made by Nancy Brown, Evergreen Park, on Oct 24, 2011

It is Halloween again and a great time of year to bring neighborhoods together! Last week the Project Safety speaker, Clay Roberts, suggested that 78% of our teens believe that adults and communities do not value them - but we can do something about that!

Everyone of us can welcome teenage trick-or-treaters, encourage youth to do a scavenger hunt or volunteer to help at one of the areas little people trick-or-treat (Stanford Mall, California Ave.). If we involve our teens they will know we care!

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Years ago the Palo Alto Bowl did a special costume Halloween night for teens. Of course that can't happen any more. :(

Is the Winter Lodge doing a special costume event?

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Doree Tschudy
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

They can come by our place and hang out with the aliens who crashed on our roof on Vernon Terrace! :0)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Member
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Teens can have so much fun at Halloween and should be encouraged by people - to stay kids - dress up and- volunteer to help at shopping areas that encourage younger people to trick-or-treat, helping at crosswalks, doing scavenger hunts instead of trick-or-treating, reverse trick-or-treating - taking candy to shut ins or old folks in neighborhood, collecting canned goods for a local food bank ....... You are never too old to enjoy Halloween!

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Draeger’s Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,228 views

Housing is for People
By Steve Levy | 33 comments | 2,227 views

College Visit: Lehigh and Lafayette
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 4 comments | 1,560 views

"the Summit" (CompPlan): Forewarned is Forearmed
By Douglas Moran | 21 comments | 818 views

A quiet moment
By Sally Torbey | 8 comments | 630 views