Trick or treaters head north on Dixie Highway through wind and snow.
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Trick or treaters persevere through wild weather

At 4 p.m., the sun came out. 

Before that, trick or treaters in Homewood endured snow showers that intensified into a brief blizzard, with visibility less than a block for about 15 minutes. 

Keisha French, escorting her daughters Kara and Karsyn as they visited village-sponsored trick or treat sites downtown, said, “These kids don’t care about the weather.”

  • Brailyn Person has a Halloween smile in spite of the blustery weather.
    Brailyn Person has a Halloween smile in spite of the blustery weather.
  • Trick or treaters head north on Dixie Highway through wind and snow.
    Trick or treaters head north on Dixie Highway through wind and snow.
  • Andy Carron is dressed as the character Bill Cipher from the "Gravity Falls" TV show.
    Andy Carron is dressed as the character Bill Cipher from the "Gravity Falls" TV show.
  • Little Venelia Perez has to reach to get a candy bar at Homewood village hall. She was there with her brother, Giovani Perez Jr., and Giovani Perez Sr. and Erendira Rangel.
    Little Venelia Perez has to reach to get a candy bar at Homewood village hall. She was there with her brother, Giovani Perez Jr., and Giovani Perez Sr. and Erendira Rangel.
  • Angela, left, and Sofia Sampognaro brave a stiff wind after leaving the Homewood Fire Department.
    Angela, left, and Sofia Sampognaro brave a stiff wind after leaving the Homewood Fire Department.
  • An "Out of Candy" sign alerts trick or treaters. Four of the five Village of Homewood trick or treat sites ran out of candy in less than an hour.
    An "Out of Candy" sign alerts trick or treaters. Four of the five Village of Homewood trick or treat sites ran out of candy in less than an hour.
  • Kainoa Watson, as a robot, leaves Homewood Public Library with Robert Watson.
    Kainoa Watson, as a robot, leaves Homewood Public Library with Robert Watson.
  • Trick or treaters leave Homewood village hall after visiting staffers Marla Youngblood and Antonia Steinmiller.
    Trick or treaters leave Homewood village hall after visiting staffers Marla Youngblood and Antonia Steinmiller.
  • From left, Kara, Karsyn and Keisha French leave Homewood Police Department after visiting village staffers Nerissa Major and Lindsay Cabay.
    From left, Kara, Karsyn and Keisha French leave Homewood Police Department after visiting village staffers Nerissa Major and Lindsay Cabay.

Not everyone agreed. 

One youngster emerging from the fire department into a stiff, snowy wind proclaimed, “This is the worst day ever.”

But the French kids were not alone.

The five village trick or treating sites — village hall, the police department, fire department, Homewood Public Library and Homewood Science Center — all ran out of candy after about a half hour after trick or treating started.

Village Events Manager Marla Youngblood and Communication and Engagement Specialist Antonia Steinmiller, who still had a few candy bars left, said they had not expected such a big turnout and would have a bigger candy supply for next year.

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