Friday, May 26, 2006

Kinda Grinchy

From the SJ-R Breaking News online:
The time-honored and potentially dangerous tradition of tossing candy to the crowd during the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade is being outlawed.

Fair officials announced Friday that to make the parade safer, people on floats or vehicles will not be able to throw candy to onlookers during the Aug. 10 event. Parade participants still will be allowed to hand out candy to spectators.
They’re worried about safety with kids running out near moving vehicles to grab candy. I guess I can see the concern but has there ever been such an accident. I suppose somewhere, sometime something like that has happened but is it really that big a problem? I would guess more people get hurt on carnival rides, like the ones at the fair, than get hurt in candy-throwing accidents. But what do I know.


Anonymous said...

Best to be proactive. No one wants to see a kid get squashed by that giant hot-rod shopping cart.

Besides, this might give kids who are well-mannered and well-behaved a chance to get some candy.

Anonymous said...

first they outlaw the candy
then they will outlaw the shriners
soon, they will outlaw something else, etc., etc.

When will the madness end?

Anonymous said...

This is moronic. Now the kids will have to run out into the street to get to the people handing out candy. Its safer to throw it into the crowd.