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Friday, November 1, 2013

A Halloween Treat

Yesterday was Halloween, and if you didn't buy a little candy and turn on your porch lights, you missed a real treat.  Deborah and I have done Halloween each year we have been in Fort Valley, but for one. We took last year off but were ready for the zombies, vampires, fairy queens and other young visitors to come calling.

Our first was cute little bumble bee. She came accompanied by her older sister around 5:45. Waited about twenty-five minutes for our next callers. The evening started off slow enough that we were a bit worried if anyone would come this year.

But it did get busy. We had almost one hundred kids to come along.  What a joy. Happy, smiling faces even under the zombie makeup. Some alone, some in the company of older siblings or parents. All really polite and enjoying themselves.

Only one other house on our block gave out candy, there were other participating in the neighborhood, but most houses were dark.  This was a great opportunity to get to visit others in the community, to share a few minutes of hospitality with strangers.  To make a child smile.

And that is what it's all about.

1 comment:

Trudie Marzig said...

We attended a party at our daughter's in Perry. It was lots fun, but it sounds like your neighborhood had more tricker-treaters! You are right about where community spirit starts!

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