Cool temps, rain don’t keep spooks away

Westside Eagle-Observer - - HALLOWEEN - RANDY MOLL Gen­try Hal­loween Pho­tos by Randy Moll

GEN­TRY — With tem­per­a­tures hov­er­ing at the 50-de­gree mark and light rain fall­ing, it wasn’t the best night to be out trick or treat­ing on Gen­try’s Main Street, but that didn’t keep all the trick or treaters at home.

The Gen­try Cham­ber of Com­merce es­ti­mated about 650 chil­dren — ap­prox­i­mately half the usual num­ber — were out col­lect­ing sweet treats from mer­chants and busi­nesses along Main Street.

Busi­ness own­ers and oth­ers made use of porches and awn­ings to keep dry as the young­sters, many shel­tered un­der um­brel­las car­ried by par­ents, pa­raded by hold­ing out buck­ets and bags to gather the Hal­loween good­ies.

And many of those pass­ing out can­dies were in full cos­tume as well, in­clud­ing staff at the li­brary, the se­nior cen­ter and many of the busi­nesses which par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual event.

Rain made trick or treat­ing less than com­fort­able at the Cham­ber-spon­sored Trick or Treat on Main Street event in Gen­try.

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