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Halloween Weather: Trick Or Treat in Hamden?.

It happens every Halloween. With all the delicious treats and promise of mischief it’s easy to see why both children and adults spend months looking forward to and planning for Halloween.JACKSON, MI — If the weather is any indication, the most popular Halloween costume this year might be Spider-Man wearing a North Face jacket with ear muffs.

Halloween may still be a few days away, but it’s a good time to see if your trick-or-treaters are going to have to bundle up or carry an umbrella when they are out and about Saturday night.On Halloween night, the skies will be partly cloudy, right now there is no rain chance and temps will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees for the low. You’re delighted by the parade of tiny fairies, pirates and Minions at your door – until a teenager taller than you are sticks out his bag to get candy, too. For parents the preparations start early, from decorating the home, to helping kids choose costumes and making plans with fellow parents to trick or treat.

An early look at Halloween’s weather forecast from the National Weather Service shows a slight chance of showers with a daytime high of 53 degrees and nighttime low of 41 degrees. The only difference between this work week forecast and the ones from the past couple of months is that rain is actually forecast — and a soaking rainstorm is expected this week.

It’s an uncomfortable moment, especially if you forbade your own tween or teen from trick-or-treating, saying that he or she was too old for the traditional fall candy grab. And hey, I am all for the fun of trick-or-treating and candy swapping on Halloween night, but candy doesn’t need to be the center of attention for the holiday fun. Do you miss the nights of trick-or-treating with all of your friends when your guardians stood at the top of driveways watching you all race to the front doors?

Or do you think about the times when you and your friends knew which houses gave the king size candy bars, because you always made sure to get to those houses first? There were 36 Halloweens with temps in the 60s, 35 with temps in the 40s, 19 with temps in the 70s, 6 with temps less than 40 degrees and one warm Halloween that had temperatures over 80 degrees. Halloween used to be a spooky time of fun, but as you get older the trick-or-treating stops, you no longer eat tons of candy (that gave you a week of stomachaches.) As you grow up, the Halloween festivities change from the childhood days of witches and goblins. On October 28th, the town holds its annual Halloween Parade at 7 p.m. where you can go and see people dressed up in costumes and watch dance teams and marching bands preform, (including our very own WCU marching band!) So head down to Market and Gay Street to join in the festivities.

Not only is this a healthier choice, it supports the Teal Pumpkin Project, allowing kids with food allergies and other medical conditions to participate in the fun. Starting at 9pm the night before Halloween, Sykes presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show” co-sponsored by LGBTQA, and this is definitely something to go and check out. As an example, she pointed to a neighborhood in Avon Lake that attracts hundreds of children from surrounding areas because of its safe, kid-friendly atmosphere. “You can’t put a gate at the end of your street, and you cannot say you’ll only give candy to kids (who live) on your street,” Harding said. Additionally: The heart of Halloween lives in trick-or-treating, but it can be a stressful outing for parents guiding children through neighborhood streets at night. Rachel Van Valkenburgh, a member of West Chester’s Bring Hope Home, was quite enthusiastic about the upcoming event saying, “This year’s STOMP is going to be so exciting!

I hope to see a lot of you there!” Even though we no longer end the night with a pillowcase full of candy, there are still so many wonderful activities offered on and off campus to keep the Halloween spirit alive!

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