Big event in Franklin this Saturday morning. I know because I’ve witnessed it myself.
From the city of Franklin’s website:
Franklin Lions Easter Egg Hunt April 15, 2017 - 10 a.m., Lions Legend Park. Candy/Surprises, dozens of eggs, visit by the Easter Bunny! Ages 10 and Under.
Lots and lots and lots of people attend. Even in last year’s swampy conditions.
Please note what the city’s website kindly urges. Kids 11 and older, please do not participate.
This makes total sense. When the barriers officially come down at Franklin this Saturday morning there will be a mad dash for those coveted eggs. When it’s all over some kids are content with what they snarfed up. Others are sad at the haul not being quite as bountiful as they expected. .
But all are thrilled with the chase, the pursuit that’s so much fun.
Kids older than 10 would, undoubtedly, be out of place and spoil this wonderful experience. What does a 13-year old need with one of these?
No one’s enforcing the suggested age limit or asking for birth certificates. It’s merely a plea for common sense.
So why can’t we do the same for…
Trick or Treat Observance Date: 10-30-2016Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Throughout the City of Franklin The 2016 Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Last year’s calendar notice.
Reckon there should be an age limit posted? I do.
But what’s the magic maximum number?
I’ve seen many a 14 or 15-year old at my door over the years. Usually no costume. An old pillowcase or sack in hand.
I always give them something, but it reminds that we never, back in the days, thought it cute or cool to go trick or treating when we were young high schoolers.
Here’s a thought. If 10 is the cutoff for an egg hunt, how about the same for Halloween? That would be consistency.
Again. No enforcement. Just a friendly, diplomatic way of saying, “C’mon folks!”