Braving the Elements for Trick-or-Treat

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The severe weather from former Hurricane Sandy has played havoc with trick-or-treat plans for many across the region.

However, Tuesday night in Boyd County kids and their parents donned their costumes and braved the elements.

"Three inches of snow on Halloween is a first for me,” parent Heather Fugett said.

With blizzard-like weather in late October, it's easy to get holidays mixed up.

"My son woke up and told me happy Christmas Halloween," Fugett said.

In Ashland, the snow melted in time for trick-or-treat, but the cold and rain meant a lot more costumes featured coats and gloves.

"We were at least able to switch to a warmer costume,” Fugett said. “He's a dragon instead of Superman."

Kloma Refitt passed out candy to trick-or-treaters from her house. She says the turnout was lighter than usual because of the weather, but many do it every year rain or shine.

"We don't give up,” Refitt said. “We always enjoy doing this. Cold weather, rain, we always do this."

Kids and parents who didn't want to brave the elements did have some other options in Boyd County

The Kyova Mall and Crabbe Elementary held indoor trick-or-treats.

The event at Crabbe was planned for Ashland Central Park, but organizers moved it inside because of the weather.

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