City officials have banned clown costumes because they are too scary..
According to the city’s event page, a free Halloween party bash will feature fun activities and snacks like cider and donuts
BUT NO CLOWNS…
Recreation Director Laurie Stasiak revealed that the reason they’ve banned clowns costumes is that they’re just too frightening for some children.
Laurie Stasiak said in an email to the newspaper. "In the past few years many clown costumes have been given a very scary and evil look. Many scary and horror movies are centered around these types of characters. About 3 years [ago] there were national incidents in the news were people were dressing up as clowns and scaring people and in some cases assaulting them. Many people have phobias and anxiety about clowns. It’s because of this that we asked people not to dress up as clowns for this community event
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