This afternoon (9/18), just before Weber and Schreiber students were dismissed for the day, I noticed two members of the Kingdom Hall in Port Washington setting up a table just inside their property, abutting the sidewalk on Vanderventer Avenue.
I mentioned that they set up inside their own property because they have every right to do so; however, why they decided to set up there with the front of their table facing and abutting the sidewalk became pretty clear, especially with one sign reading "Why Halloween is Wrong." Vanderventer is only well-travelled at that particular time of day by one population above all others -- young students.
I feel that it is inappropriate for members of any religion to proselytize to others of different faiths (I personally don't appreciate it, especially after JWs insist on blathering on even after I point to the very prominent mezuzah on my door frame), but I find it especially loathsome when minors -- whose parents are likely raising them in faiths that are meaningful to them and hoping to instill values to be passed on to future generations -- become a focus for conversion.
When I was growing up in Brooklyn, I was often approached by members of Chabad Lubavitch, who would park their "Mitzvah Tanks" on Kings Highway. The difference? They asked if one was Jewish, and if the person said no, they excused themselves and moved on. If the person answered that they were, then a conversation would ensue (and only if interest was shown).
Jehovah's Witnesses clearly aren't preaching to the choir; they're actively seeking out those of other faiths. Bad enough that they disturb adults in their own homes, but utterly deplorable that they lay in wait for their children as they innocently walk home from school.