In a very informal survey, Downers Grove Patch asked residents from across the village to tell us, via our Facebook page, how many trick-or-treaters came to their door.
The numbers vary from zero to three to more than 60.
Here's what some of our readers had to say:
- Marilou: None
- Cathy: I came home from taking some kids out, only to find all our candy still here and I was worried we didn't buy enough candy to start with. I couldn't believe our bowl was still full! My husband said he had the decorations lit, lights on, door open, but hardly anyone came. He said he had to go outside and check if the doorbell was working...lol
- Merry: I had 13...3 up from last year...woo hoo!
- James: None -- 8th year in a row!
- Phil: 11
- Slawek Polinski - Daily Success Principles: We had 8 -10 groups of children. That's about double from last year. We back up to McCollum Park on a dead-end street, which doesn't get much traffic.
- Linda: Exactly three. I miss having more.
- Amy: We put out a bowl of candy and went trick or treating. We live 2 blocks north of DGS and the bowl of candy and the bowl was gone.
- Mim: Had about 60 in waves -- leftover candy goes to Midwest Ballet dressing room for my hungry ballerinas as we go into final Nutcracker rehearsals! Performances at the Tivoli Theatre opening Nov 10!
- Kelly: We had only 3 girls come to our house. Probably the lowest amount we've ever had. When I saw they were blacktopping our whole street on Halloween (of all days!), and our side of the street doesn't have sidewalks, who's going to cross the street to get candy? Ugh! And this year I opened the bags of candy ahead of time, darn. (I've returned unopened bags of candy before so we didn't eat them!)
How did it go where you live? Did you run out of candy and have to hide out from the trick-or-treaters? Or are you stuck with tons of leftover sweets?
If you do have leftover candy, Downers Grove Grade School District 58 will help you get rid of it—while helping others:
The Pierce Downer Elementary School PTA is again teaming up with FedEx and Operation Gratitude to collect extra, unwanted Halloween candy. Operation Gratitude is an organization that accepts donated candy, as well as letters, and uses them in holiday care packages for troops who are stationed overseas and away from home on the holidays.
Collection bins will be located in the front hall of Pierce Downer, 1436 Grant St., through Nov. 9.
Feel free to share the number of trick-or-treaters that came to your door by telling us in the comments. If you know of another spot to donate leftover candy, let us know!
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