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Halloween head counts

Here's a sampling of local trick-or-treat action last night.

"Official head count for our yearly Halloween Extravaganza is 1,650," wrote Ron and Kelly Hinton. "The location of our good friends' house where this takes place is Corbin Park."

Vince and Dana Eberly had 16 kids. "Several of them didn't understand the concept. We'd open the door and they would just stick out their bags. No words need be exchanged I guess."

Jim Houghton at 33rd and Manito Boulevard had 155 kids. "Ran out of candy around 7:15."

Pat Cadagan, who lives near Joe Albi Stadium, had to turn off the lights at 8:15 after seeing 145 trick-or-treat kids. "Niney percent said 'Thank you' or 'Happy Halloween.' Good fun."

Mike Storms lives about three blocks northwest of the North Division Y. "We had 24 this year."

Alice Spray had about 80 kids. She lives up on 5 Mile, in a cul-de-sac off of Rock Ridge. "All were polite and dressed up and were fun to have."

Amy Doneen, who lives on Manito Boulevard, reported a head count of 1,516.

Laurie Newell, who lives north of the Garland neighborhood, was a little disappointed. "We had only four trick-or-treaters at our house in three hours. Two kids from the neighborhood and our two grandsons."

Vince Roland lives in Veradale. He reported getting 29 kids.

Laurie and Rob Sargent had 97 trick-or-treaters up on Five Mile. "Gave away lots of candy plus one can of chili. One of the kids said he was also collecting canned food for a food drive. That was a new one for us but we admired his multi-tasking skills."

Spokane Valley's Karen Burgard reported a grand total of one trick-or-treater.

Cindy Matthews in Post Falls had zero kids.

Karla Sherry reported 34 kids and adults.

Janet Kobylarz up in Newsport had 258 trick-or-treaters. "Last year we had over 400. It did seem a bit slow, but those who made it out were having a great time."

MaryAnn Barney and her husband live in a townhouse on a cul-de-sac south of Whitworth University. They had one trick-or-treater last night. "A very polite middle-schooler dressed in a bee costume."

Kath'ren Bay-Higdon in North Spokane had 152 kids. "Way down from our usual 275-300. Weather? School night?"

George Goss lives between Crestline and the Southside Soccer Complex. "Tonight we had seven groups with a total of 16 kids."

Margaret and Don Bowen live in the Turtle Creek neighborhood in Spokane Valley. "We had 103 trick or treaters tonight. All very polite!"

Bob Wellman lives at the Chewelah Golf Course. He had six Halloween kids. "That is six more than we had last year."

Mae Greenwood lives near Argonne and Interstate 90. She had 37.

Maggie Fritz in the Logan neighborhood had just three trick-or-treaters.

Phyllis Rollins in the West Central neighborhood had 17 kids.

An anonymous caller who lives off Indian Trail reported a head count of 38.

Patricia Foster, who lives off Qualchan Drive, had a grand total of two kids. "My husband kept going outside, walking up and down the street to see if he could find anyone else coming."

Tim Wink, who lives behind NorthTown, reported 68 kids. "A little higher than normal."

Peaceful Valley's George Orr handed out candy to nine kids.

Tim Crabb in West Central treated 118 children.

Bonnie Rae, who lives just down the hill from Gonzaga Prep, was "extremely disappointed" with her turnout -- 11 kids. "In 1976, we got 153."

Carol Eng had 95 trick-or-treaters. She's at the corner of 37th and High Drive.

A caller from Naples, Idaho, reported zero action.

Mike Slater, who lives near University High School, filed this report. "Our count as of 8:15 was 385."

Thanks to all who called or emailed.              



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