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BOOing – it’s not just for kids

By Carin R. Kirkegaard

The hot summer days have made the change to chilly crisp fall nights in the Castle Pines community. As the calendar flips to October, neighbors will soon be hearing knocks at the door. When they go to greet their caller, all they will find is a bag on their doorstep and the sound of giggles disappearing down the street. BOOing season has arrived.

Starting in early October and culminating with trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, the tradition of BOOing began in the 1980s. Families sneak, after dark, a bag of treats with a note attached announcing, “You’ve Been BOO’d” on a neighbor’s doorstep. They ring the doorbell and hide before anyone answers. Tucked in between the treats is a picture of a ghost to hang on the front door and a directive to go out and “BOO” two other neighbors.

To help facilitate this engaging community tradition, The Castle Pines Connection has done the hardest part for you. Open this month’s E Guide insert to find the ghost and the directive already printed and ready to go – now you just need to supply the treats. Check the bulletin board page of the E Guide insert for an easy and tasty Halloween treat to share.



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