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Town Bans The Tossing Of Candy In Parades Because Kids Might Get Hurt

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Town Bans The Tossing Of Candy In Parades Because Kids Might Get Hurt

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Overly aggressive trick or treaters have brought an end to a holiday tradition in West Chester, Penn.

Halloween Parade participants will no longer be able to toss candy to kids because – officials fear — they might fight over the candy and get hurt.

“They won’t have to struggle with other children who are trying to get the same thing,” Keith Kurowski, the director of the West Chester Parks and Recreation, told The Daily Local.

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Instead, candy will be handed out at four “distribution stations” to make sure every kid gets his or her fair share.

Kurowski blamed kids who were “overly aggressive getting to the freebies” for the change in procedure. Around 1,000 people usually take part in the parade, which has attracted up to 5,000 spectators in the past. Candy remains a big part of the fun.

“Candy is still going to be distributed on Halloween and for public safety reasons and the safety of our children it will be distributed differently,” Mayor Jordan Norley said. “Nonetheless, our children are going to have more sweets than they can eat.”

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