Plugged In: City Restricts Age of Trick or Treaters

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WAYNESBORO, Ga. — A city in Georgia is getting specific about its Halloween protocol.

According to the website for Waynesboro, only children ages 12 and under are permitted to trick-or-treat.

Furthermore, they must also be in costume and accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult.

That parent, guardian or adult must be at least 21 years of age.

And don’t plan on staying out all night!

The website states trick-or-treating will end at 8 p.m.


  • keri Pavkov

    They should be able to go trick or treating till atleast high school, teens are still children, we keep taking things away from them, and then wonder why that age group causes so much trouble.

  • Dana-Brooklyn hts

    I think kids over 13 should trick or treat with local kid for community service hours!! Sort of like babysitting. But also a means for keeping the younger kids safe .

  • Zach

    Nobody is too old to go Trick-or-Treating. I am 21 and I am going Trick-or-Treating this year not only to get a little bit of sweet treats to share, but to be with my niece so she is not too scared to go get some candy.

  • Brandy

    I think 17 and under should be able to trick or treat. However some of the teenagers push over little 2 year olds running up to a house to get candy. So they need to be more watchful and not ruin it for the other teens.

  • Andrea

    My rule is as long as you are in costume I will hand out candy. Let kids be kids! They are forced to grow up so fast in this world as it is.

  • Terrie

    Come on let kids be kids im 38 and I still like to go trick or treatting this is all for fun.And my son and I spend time together and he is 15 and that is not easy to get a teen to do.


    trick or treat yes mainly for kids… but if the parents, older siblings wanna participate… let them go out with them!!! much safer as well.

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