Tough choice: Wisconsinites choose between Packers game, trick-or-treating

Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 13:50:55-04

MILWAUKEE -- Many Wisconsin communities scheduled trick-or-treating on Sunday evening during the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams game, presenting a tough choice for parents who wanted to do both. 

While candy was the priority for many of the kids out trick-or-treating in Glendale, their parents were counting down the clock. 

"Walk as fast as you can so we can get back to the house, cause I gotta watch," said Priscilla Wells-Malone who took her 7-year-old son out trick-or-treating. 

Glendale scheduled its trick-or-treating time for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. making it pretty ideal for families like the Schlei's. 

"Yeah it's kind nice and it's earlier so it's just easier I feel like," said Jennifer Schlei. 

She and her mom were simultaneously cooking chili for the game and handing out candy to crowds. 

"We're slowly running out of candy," she said. 

It was a different story in West Allis. The trick-or-treat time there didn't start until 4 p.m. Most residents were multitasking, with the game on in the background. 

Other parents found creative ways to get the best of both worlds. 

"We have DVR," said Aaron Dausel. "That's how we do it." 

At least one Wisconsin community actually changed its trick-or-treat times to accommodate the Packers game. 

Elkhart lake in Sheboygan County voted and approved a time change back in September. Only in Wisconsin.