Admittedly, this is a good problem to have, according to ACT member Keela Brown. “We gave out 4,000 pieces this year, so I guess next year we’ll have to go to 5,000 pieces of candy. We should also probably be a little sterner about enforcing the rules. This year, trick or treating was supposed to be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., but we had kids showing up as early as 3:30, and some of the businesses started giving out candy then.”
More than a dozen businesses and groups participated in trick or treating on the square this year, about on the level with last year, Brown said.
Participants included Always Money, Dr. Sorrell, Professional Apothecary, TallaFloral, Café Royal, the Knackatory, Ruff Pro Records, The Ritz Theater, North Street Bar, the Pigeon’s Roost, Campbell and Campbell and the Chamber Ambassadors. The Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce provided funds for the event.
In addition to buying more candy, Brown said she would like to see as many as 30 businesses and organizations participating next year.
There were easily more than 1,000 people out on the square, in spite of a brief patch of bad weather early on.
“I’d say we probably had between 1,300 and 1,500 people altogether,” Brown said.
The House of Horrors at the Bemiston Recreation Center is also having a record year, with 84 visitors Thursday night alone.
The house will be open one more time, today (Saturday) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with all proceeds going to benefit Relay for Life.
“I really want to thank everyone in the community who either came out or did their part to make this a success,” Brown added.
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