Above zero temperatures, clear skies and a map of houses offering treats provided ideal conditions for trick or treaters and parents on Halloween this year.
The Legacy Community Association successfully debuted a trick or treating registration form to help parents plan routes for little ones and to help new houses in developing areas gain exposure. 122 houses registered their addresses as offering child, adult and/or dog treats. There was also an option to register child-friendly or extra frightening decorations.
Residents reported a higher number of trick or treaters than last year; some as much as doubled their numbers. The highest reports came from the well-developed center of the community, around Legacy Circle and Legacy Glen, boasting numbers as high as 180. Legacy Landing and Legacy Boulevard reported more modest numbers at around 60. The newer developments such as Legacy Mount had as few as 10 trick or treaters.
Olivia, a young Legacian, dressed up as a US Soldier this year but referred to herself as a “good guy.” She reported her favourite houses as those showcasing pumpkins and inflatable decorations. Other kids were heard raving about the Van Dyk’s homemade cookies. Olivia’s mother, Tara, preferred the houses with dogs as greeters, while some chaperones were bewitched by houses offering the adult treats like tequila shots, baileys, or “butterbeer” jello shots.
The best fright was found on Legacy Mount where the Podiluk family had created a spooky baby’s room scene in their garage, spilling onto their lawn, featuring body bags and motion sensing decorations to make you jump.
If your family collected too much candy on Friday, or just want to donate some, you can donate to the Switch Witch program run through NICU. Donated candy gets packed into Christmas gift bags for families during the holiday seasons, or stocked in NICU parents lounge. Donations are accepted until November 10th 2019. Contact NICU Family Care, or Carlene Jubinville on Facebook to arrange a drop-off.