Halloween on Clark Avenue is always uplifting and a reminder how our community can come together to share joy and wonder in a peaceful, if haunting, setting. We estimated 3100 children (and some adults) came up to us for their candy.Six or more of us outside at any one time dispensing the candy with a positive comment or question about costumes for each child - so easy to do. So many darling faces, cheerful "Trick or Treats" and "Happy Halloweens" and costumes. My favorites were a little fortune telling girl, her small table in front of her hanging from shoulder straps, complete with glowing crystal ball, tarot cards and a box into which to place the candy (which dropped down to a cleverly concealed bag underneath) and a little porcupine boy with foot long+ quills arching out of his back and dragging on the ground.
Thank you again to Prunella for getting this going so many years ago as a confirmation of Halloween as a fun community event. And thank you to the other residents (who created intricate and beautiful tableaux along the street ... and provided thousands of pieces of candy. and some books!
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