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Clearwater Florida | Don't be Tricked - Beware Halloween Masks Illegal in Florida

Clearwater Florida Prepares for Halloween

IMG_4983Halloween is a fun time of year around Clearwater to cut loose, decorate your home or condo, carve a pumpkin and enjoy the lighter side of life by dressing up, attending Halloween parties and even going trick or treating with the kids.

Before you go out....Did you know that in the state of Florida, not just in the City of Clearwater, it is actually Illegal to wear a mask in public is you are over the age of 16.

It’s true. Now you might be wondering why? Well the way I understand it is that it is actually aimed at robbers – especially with respect to banks and convenient stores. 

So if you are planning to attend a Clearwater party or be out in the Clearwater or Tampa Bay area – be sure to take your mask off before going into public places to be safe. :-)

 

We always enjoy a good laugh and this was just for fun on Friday!

Halloween is just 5 days and counting – are you looking for Fun things to do in Clearwater? Here’s a list of things we found and thought we’d share: 

Clearwater Florida Things to do

The City of Clearwater is hosting several Clearwater Halloween Events around town most are free or low cost – phone numbers were included for you to be able to get more details.   

Tonight, Friday 10/26/07

  • 6–8pm Halloween Spooktacular – Countryside Recreation Center for ages 13 and under. More info (727) 669–1914
  • 5:30–8:30pm Parents Night Out Halloween Party – Morningside Recreation Center for kids Kindergarten to 8th grade. More info call (727) 507–4064
  • 7:30–9:30pm Fright Night at Ross Norton Recreation Complex – for ages 6–11. More info call (727) 462–6025

Saturday 10/27/07

  • 7pm Halloween Enchanted Forest at Moccasin Lake Nature Park – Enchanted night hike for all ages. More info at (727) 462–6024

Tuesday 10/30/07

  • 6–8pm – Halloween Carnival at the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center at 69 Bay Esplanade. For more information call (727) 462–6138

Wednesday 10/31/07 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

  • 3pm – Childrens Costume Parade at the Clearwater Main Library Free trick or treating around the Library – wear your costume – More info call (727) 562–4970
  • 5:30–8:30pm – Boo Bash at the Bright House Network Field on Old Coachman Road – Free Trick or Treating provided by local merchants. For more info call (727) 712–4300 or (727) 562–4800

Have a great weekend and if you see a Clearwater Beach condo or Clearwater home for sale that interests you just give us a call – we can go incognito, I have a spare set of Groucho Marx glasses or two. TGIF from Clearwater Beach Florida.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsCyndee Haydon • October 25 2007 10:44PM

Comments

Cyndee, What a cute short clip. Some Scary pumpkins you guys have!!!!
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee...I can understand the no mask thing, especially in this day and age...I would also think that masks are a tad dangerous even for younger kids a they can impair one's view.  Cute pumpkins and a lot of great things going on there!
Posted by Mary Warren almost 11 years ago

Cyndee - I would not have thought about this - makes perfect sense thanks for sharing

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee-I did not know that.  One day in winter last year my son was wearing a ski mask, it gets cold here...The police made him take it off while walking in Daytona Beach.  Love your 2 faced little boy!  I might just blacken my front tooth for halloween.
Posted by Midori Miller, Digital Marketing Director (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee - I can understand the no mask law I suppose, but it is a sad day indeed when we have come to this.  In my area, people at work dress up for Halloween.  But, that too may stop one of these days.  You have many great things to do for Halloween in the Clearwater, FL area!
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee - I just love Clearwater, I have been there twice and would love to be there during this time of year! Wonderful beaches, wonderful cozy place. That would definitely be a place I would make a home for sure if I could change my geography!!
Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee,

Happy Halloween!!!!

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee:

Interesting! Thanks for sharing this. I have to admit it makes some sense. Hmmm, wonder what the penalty is and how it is policed? I don't know if this is an issue here or not - guess I better investigate.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 11 years ago
I never would have thought about masks being illegal but it definitely makes sense.  Looks like you have a bunch of activities to keep everybody busy.  Since most are free or minimal cost hopefully they will have a good turnout.
Posted by Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama (Exit Leon Crawford Realty) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee, wow against the law to wear a mask. You know things certainly have changed since I was a little girl. It's too bad that we have to have laws like this. I would imagine that there are some places that probably have a law against trick or treating too since there have been so many strange happenings with the candy.

I just sometimes wish that I could bring back the good old days when a kid could be a kid no matter what their age!

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee, wow against the law to wear a mask. You know things certainly have changed since I was a little girl. It's too bad that we have to have laws like this. I would imagine that there are some places that probably have a law against trick or treating too since there have been so many strange happenings with the candy.

I just sometimes wish that I could bring back the good old days when a kid could be a kid no matter what their age!

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee...that is a unique ordinance regarding wearing of masks.  I've never heard of that...but it does make sense if it's a crime prevention issue.  It's too bad that disguises like that have been used as a cover up for crime.
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee- Hey, I did not know that! At our Church Trunk or Treat we are not allowed to wear masks, that is a rule no matter what state we are in. But I did not know about that law in Florida. Thanks for the heads up!  I do not like to wear them anyways. Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee, I am assuming that is one of your kids in the you tube video.  I can't ever put my kids' video up because I'm cackling in the back ground.  They crack me up.  I was laughing at yours even!  LOL  

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) almost 11 years ago
Cyndee - it makes perfect sence to have this law, even though it took me by surprise
Posted by Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert (Rodeo Realty) almost 11 years ago

yes, it's true.  A number of year ago... there were a few Robbers that had on their mask, and went into several local banks on halloween and robbed them.  Since then, this law was passed, to prevent future similar crimes.

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 11 years ago

Hi Cyndee,Great post here.Thanks for sharing this to us.Keep up the great work and stay the best Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agent.

 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 6 years ago

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