There’s something magical about trick or treating in a small town especially in your own neighborhood.
For the past two years we haven’t been so lucky with the weather.
First we had snow. I remember maneuvering my youngest kids around the snow banks. Yes banks big piles of snow narrowing the sidewalks crowded with princess, pirates, and superheroes.
Then of course last year we had the tragedy of Superstorm Sandy and all the destruction it caused leaving most Halloween festivities cancelled.
This year we had a little drizzle but not enough to dampen the spirit.
Along with some special people and their children we gathered gleefully in the same neighborhood I trick or treated in as a child and set out to experience the community at its finest.
When in a recession people still find the funds to purchase candy for little dreamers all dressed up excited to knock on a strangers door and receive a gift.
I took with me a gypsy, a robot, a ninja, a dragon, and a tiger. I don’t know how much longer my gypsy will come along full of magic but I’m delighted this we made memories only an incredible town like ours could offer.
The Middletown Fire Department had trucks on station throughout the city. The Waalkill Engine Company was at the intersection of Columbia and Lake Avenues greeting trick or treaters, giving out candy and providing a safe haven.
By Jennifer Brenner