I wanted to express my appreciation to all of the downtown merchants that gave up their time on Halloween to hand out treats to all of the trick-or-treaters. What an incredible turnout of families, considering it had never been done before.
Special recognition should be given to Hometown Dollar for making all of the calls and printing up fliers to distribute to merchants. They went over and above to make sure downtown trick-or-treating was a success.
It was so much fun getting to see everyone during the daylight hours. The costumes were wonderful, and the kids were all very polite and thankful.
I want to commend the number of middle school-age participants -- all in costumes. They, too, were very well mannered. Kudos to all your parents for their hard work raising you to be polite.
All in all, I think downtown trick-or-treating was a huge success, and everyone seemed to have a good time.