Trick-Or-Treaters Don't Let Power Outage Ruin Halloween

By: Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jennifer Rizzi Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A dark and dim neighborhood on Halloween night had a few little goblins looking for a fright. They saw snow on the ground - but didn't see light.

Halloween at Coventry Woods had an extra-spooky twist after Superstorm Sandy left many homes there without power. But some folks didn't let her ghostly wrath put their holiday on hold.

As power crews arrived to do their job, trick-or-treaters came out to do theirs as well.

"I'm looking for the places that don't have power because I'm in it for the scare factor," Alex Crist said.

Mom Rosie Borman said she could understand why some people in the neighborhood wouldn't stick around to give out candy.

"The kids may be a little disappointed if people aren't home, but it's hard to stay home without power," she said. "We were out for two days."

Richard Corey didn't want the kids to pass up his house just because he couldn't put the lights on. So he set up shop outside and braved the cold along with them.

"I just backed my truck down [the driveway] and sat on the tailgate so they can walk by and see us," he said. "A couple of them already went up to the house and rang the doorbell, but nothing's happening."

But trick-or-treaters say seeing all the empty houses didn't ruin their night.

"It feels amazing...and makes it even more creepy," Crist said.

Josh Cardos agreed. "There's still tons of people here, so I think we will still get a big thing of candy," he said.

Power crews were in the neighborhood while WSAZ.com was there and said they are working on getting things back to normal.


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