My sister lives in an over-55 community. They started a tradition where you put a picture of a pumpkin on your garage door if you’re willing to give out candy for Halloween. This was supposed to be for the grandchildren of the residents, and at first it worked well. Well, before long, vans stuffed full of “recent arrivals from south of the border” started showing up, with their hands out. Many of the “kids” looked way too old to be trick-or-treating and didn’t even bother wearing costumes. Obviously they had heard that there were handouts to be had, and so they showed up in droves. As a result, many of the residents got disgusted and stopped giving out candy. A nice tradition has now been ruined for the kids for whom it was intended.