The severe weather Hurricane Sandy brought earlier this week was plenty scary, but it didn't stop trick-or-treaters from hitting this streets this Halloween.
During the afternoon of Oct. 31, hordes of ninjas, princesses, story book characters and Avengers stormed Lexington Center and business areas on Bedford Street, East Lexington and Five Forks for the Lexington Retailer's Association's 12th annual Halloween Trick or Treat with Local Businesses.
Consensus among the parents in tow during the afternoon event was that the LRA trick-or-treat would be in advance of evening trick-or-treating, rather than instead of it. And among those who said it would replace any evening trick-or-treating, several of them said skipping the nighttime activity was more about curbing candy collection than avoiding lingering storm damage.
While Lexington suffered significant power loss after Hurricane Sandy, and many residents were still without power -- not to mention the downed trees, limbs and wires -- several parents said they'd walked their neighborhoods and felt comfortable about trick-or-treating safely.