EDITOR’S DESK: Splitting hairs about Halloween

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 03:05 PM.

It is at the News Bulletin, though. Our advertising team members have routinely suggested how sensitive several North Okaloosa churches are to Halloween’s ghoulish aspects. With respect to them, and because it’s a more inclusive description, since many October events are not Halloween related, we named our fall calendar the “Fall Events Planner.”

I first truly grasped that Halloween is about turning fears into fun from a History Channel documentary I caught late Sunday.

It’s still not my style to go out with a scary costume, even for a day, but if others do it, and that energizes and empowers them, God bless ’em. Leave the overanalyzing to me.

Whatever you do tomorrow night, take editorial cartoonist Ryan Massengill’s advice: “Have fun,” and please add to that, “Be safe.”

Happy Halloween, North Okaloosa County.

What's your view? Write a letter to the editor or tweet News Bulletin Editor Thomas Boni @cnbeditor.

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