No bad behaviour on Halloween

There was no sign of any bad behaviour by any of the kids that visited my porch.

Dear Editor:

I have been a resident of Summerland for 25 years and raised my children in this community.

On Halloween night this year, I was obligated to attend an event that prevented me from being home to greet the trick or treaters.

I decided to place a bowl of chocolates on my porch with a sign reading “honour system, please take two.”

I then left to attend a meeting.  When I returned late in the evening, I found that the bowl was in tact and half full of treats.

There was no sign of any bad behaviour by any of the kids that visited my porch.

I want to tell you that as a person who spent 99 per cent of his career working with persons involved in the corrections system, it was a very uplifting finding, that reaffirmed my belief in the inherent good that is present in the vast majority of our kids.

Kudos to our fine youngsters in our community.

Kevin Hillman

Summerland