Hal­loween hoe­down in Bay Roberts

The Compass - - OPINION - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

For chil­dren with a sweet tooth, Hal­loween is the best time of the year.

On Oct. 31, hun­dreds of chil­dren broke out their best cos­tumes with the in­tent of fill­ing bags upon bags full of candy and other sug­ary treats.

The weather co-op­er­ated as su­per he­roes, princesses, skele­tons, ghost, gob­lins and even a vik­ing knocked on ev­ery door they could.

Af­ter one house was con­quered, it was time to sprint to the next house. Af­ter all, the faster you fin­ished, the faster you could get home to en­joy some of your spoils.

It was scene that played out all over the Trin­ity, Con­cep­tion and Pla­cen­tia re­gions.

It was not only a hec­tic af­ter­noon for some of the older chil­dren. New trick-or-treaters were ac­com­pa­nied by their par­ents, who un­suc­cess­fully tried to rein in the bound­less en­thu­si­asm the evening pro­duces.

Many adults got in the spirit them­selves and donned a cos­tume.

As the day stretched into the night, it ap­peared Cleary’s sub­di­vi­sion in Bay Roberts at­tracted its fair share of trick-or-treaters.

One home re­ported over 500 visi­tors by the time the evening was fin­ished.

Madi­lyn and An­drew Ak­er­man were amongst the many dozens of chil­dren who flocked to Cleary’s sub­di­vi­sion in Bay Roberts on Hal­loween.

Th­ese trick-or-treaters rapped on Scott Mercer’s front door on Cable Av­enue in Bay Roberts.

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