With Halloween tucked away for another year we can all sit back and admire political correctness at work. No fireworks, no community celebration, just the ghost of Halloween wandering around wondering where everyone was.
Where is the laughter in Abbotsford? Why the sound of silence?
Vancouver continues to sell fireworks. Greenwich Village, New York, has a huge, televised three-hour parade and even the sleepy little town of Boulder, Colorado, closes off downtown Pearl Street and everyone comes out for a Halloween party.
Being out of step with the times is what it is. Abbotsford should find every excuse it can to hold community celebrations, just for the excuse of being together – happy and laughing. At Halloween children going from door caught up in the moment gives us all that and more.
What we need is more, not less celebration.