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.”
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.