Trick or treat, despite the dark

Posted at: 10/31/2012 10:34 PM
Updated at: 10/31/2012 11:32 PM
By: Lynette Adams


There are still thousands of homes in our area without power, which isn't so much fun on Halloween.

Still, it would take a lot more than a power outage to stop the fun on one street in Webster.

It looked like an ordinary Halloween night on Holt Road in Webster. Trick or treating was going on, but it was anything but ordinary. Most, if not all the houses on the street have been without power for a couple of days.

With dark streets and no way to turn on porch lights, you might think Halloween would be canceled. Tom and Tracy O'Brien decided to brave the dark and take their daughter Mollie out, just like they do every year.

"It's a tradition for us to be here...and this is our neighborhood...its Halloween. It's okay. It'll work out," Tom says.

"It hasn't been awful to be honest with you, it's been okay. But yeah, we got to get out of the house," Tracy says.

Tracy's best friend Michelle Tucker, her husband Jim, and 6-year-old Aubrey have power in their Webster neighborhood but they decided to join the fun.

"We didn't realize the power was still out quite frankly, but it's okay. We can still make it through," says Michelle.

The neighborhood off Holt Road lost power when the wind knocked down a huge tree. It took some power lines with it. Crews have been there all day and were working on the power at night, but it didn't stop the fun.

Some families did leave and go to other neighborhoods, but these families made the best out of it, and people like Walter and Linda Scott were waiting with lots of candy.

Linda Scott, Webster Resident: "We usually have an inflatable pumpkin and all kinds of lights...but unfortunately not this year," says Linda.

"Halloween is done in the dark anyway, so I don't think we'll see as many kids as we usually do," her husband Walter says.

"We usually have about 50, but I'm thrilled with the two groups we did have. And we might not see anymore, but at least we had some," says Linda.

Tracy O'Brien was concerned many people wouldn't be home, but that's not what the trick or treaters found. Most of the doors they knocked on were opened, and there was no shortage of Halloween candy.