Trick-or-Treating returns to western Mass.

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s the return of a holiday that means so much to both children and adults.

This year, they finally got to take to the streets to get their favorite candy.

For Arianna Hughes, Skittles are her favorite. This year she’s making up for lost time.

“Last year we didn’t go trick or treating at all,” she told 22News. “It was kind of sad.”

Kids were in their best costumes, no coats needed. A number of the homes lit up and spooked out.

“The year before we sort of set a theme and then all of us kind of work towards that,” said Austin Joseph. “I always will sit and watch a horror movie and make my masks throughout the year in anticipation for Halloween.”

Many of the homes on Magnolia Terrace were ready to welcome children from all over western Massachusetts.

However the spooky displays continued down the road on Cambridge Street.

“Each item has to be individually put together and then you have to run extension cords with the proper power and set the stuff up and we’re only two thirds set up because the weather has been so bad,” said James Lefleur.

He said in 2019 they had roughly 400 kids show up to see their display.

Being the first Halloween in two years, it was special; whether you were going door-to-door or giving out treats.

“I remember as a kid it being the most fun night of the year and it’s something we like to share with all these kids and all the other houses here,” said Bob Wool.

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