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Thousands Visited Main Street For Halloween



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One resident of Main Street reported more than 2,700 people stopped at her home Saturday night, when she and her family — and everyone else who live on the busiest street in town each October 31 — welcomed guests of all ages for Halloween.

Kathy McCleary, of 18 Main Street, registered 2,754 Trick-or-Treaters on her handheld counter this past weekend.

“We may have been off by maybe 100 people, because my husband and I stopped to talk to people on occasion,” Mrs McClearly said Monday morning. “But we counted at least that many people.”

It was a perfect setting for Halloween: the day was breezy and chilly, but not cold. The sky was blue for much of the day, with light rain holding off for later, during the Saturday overnight.

Fallen leaves crunched underfoot, while those still clinging to branches added background color to seasonal displays that filled windows and yards, from simple to quite elaborate.

Families with young Trick-or-Treaters were spotted as early as 4 o’clock on Saturday, with parents taking advantage of the daylight to safety escort their children along the three-quarters of a mile that runs from the intersection of Currituck Road to the intersection with Sugar Street. That is the stretch of Main Street that sees the heaviest concentration of walking celebrants each year, and many homeowners once again went all out to welcome everyone.

Multiple displays of Minions were spotted this year, as were elaborate displays. Among them, the family at 38 Main Street celebrated The Nightmare Before Christmas, while the families in the duplex at 7 Main had an impressive display paying homage to Star Wars, complete with Han Solo, among others, handing out treats.

As darkness arrived, The 2015 Great Pumpkin Challenge display was lit for the first time this year. NHS Senior Mackenzie Page had, for the fifth year, invited the public to carve a pumpkin and then drop it off at her home, along with a suggested $5 donation for Paul Newman’s Hole in The Wall Gang Camp. Donations had been received beginning October 29 were put in the front yard at 14 Main Street, lined up on scaffolding. Once the sun set, the public was again treated to a most impressive display of jack o’lanterns and myriad other displays.

The Tooth Fairy was also a special guest in the center of town this year, with a table and chair set up near the courtyard of Edmond Town Hall. Others also took advantage of the open, flat space to offer games and displays at 45 Main Street.

Newtown Police Officers were also in the spirit on Saturday, handing out candy from a large bin on a table set up just outside the police department at 3 Main Street.

Looking north, toward Trinity Church and “The Balcony House” on Main Street, early Saturday evening.
The courtyard of Edmond Town Hall was a hub of activity for Halloween revelers. Multiple groups offered games and entertainment, as well as treats for those doing their Trick-or-Treating. 
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