October 31, 2007

T&T with the Police

Tonight Cpl. Smith of the Takoma Park Police will escort Halloween Trick & Treaters along this route:

- 7500 Maple Avenue (Municipal Building)
- Grant Avenue, crossing over to Ray Drive
- Left on New York Avenue
- Right on Baltimore Avenue
- Follow to short section of Takoma Avenue
- Right on Piney Branch Avenue
- Left on Eastern Avenue
- Left on Holly Avenue
- Right on Dogwood Avenue
- Cedar Avenue (both sides) to Tulip Avenue
- Left on Spruce Avenue to Park Avenue
- Circle the neighborhood back around to Willow Avenue
- Willow Avenue to Valley View Avenue
- End at Maple Avenue (Municipal Building)

police escort
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This is a long route so we suppose you can join in and leave wherever convenient.

And what is happening in the library today? (Photos)

Update:

Jill Feasley keeps a yearly tally. Here is her list for 2007.

Total trick-or-treaters: 131
(this is down from last year's all-time high: 157)

First trick-or-treaters: 5:52 p.m.
Last trick-or-treater: 8:46 p.m.
Peak period: 7:30 - 8:00 (42 trick-or-treaters)

The (rough) Costume Break-down (it's hard to remember all the costumes when a big group of kids comes up):

14 Princesses/Fairies (including 4 Tinkerbells and 1 dog dressed as Tinkerbell)
10 Ghouls/Zombies (including "Death Himself" and Edvard Munch's "The Scream")
8 Pirates
7 Witches
7 "First Responders" (3 fire fighters, 2 police men, 2 ER surgeons)
5 Fortuneteller/gypsy/hobo
4 Peaceniks/hippies
4 Kids dressed in "Silly/Random" clothes
3 Pippi Longstockings
3 Skeletons
3 Surfer dudes
3 Girls wearing Hot Pink Wigs (all trick-or-treating separately; not in the same group)
2 Black cats
2 Mobsters
1 Crack dealer
2 Pumpkins
1 Couch potato
2 Little Old Ladies
2 "Mix and Match" girls
2 Exercise women from the 1980's (think leg warmers and bad hair)
2 Karate kids
2 Ninja
2 Sports guys (generic)
1 Extreme Redskins fan (and only one)
Cheerleader
Football playing girl goth (so not a cheerleader)
Batgirl
Alien (generic)
Aztec king
David Bryne
A Baltimore "Hon"
Devil
Angel
High school janitor
Weirdo
Dragon
Tiger
Green elf
Root child
Evergreen tree with cardinals
Girl dressed as a rainbow
A group of kids that formed a rainbow (one was dressed in red, one was dressed in orange, etc.)
Undertaker
Gay hairdresser
Luna Lovegood
A dementor
Darth Vader
Mr. Spock
Minnie Mouse
Superman
Hulk
X-man
Thomas the Tank Engine
A Young Republican
George Bush
George Bush's illegitimate daughter
Mother Earth
Hercules
"Global Warming"
Hazardous Waste worker
Russian doll
Cry Baby
Generic/Jack of all Trades fairy tale girl
An "abused child"
Euro/Brit trash
Tacky teen
Hillbilly
Biker babe
and one girl who, when asked about her costume, answered, "It's complicated. Just give me the candy."

Posted by library at October 31, 2007 01:42 PM
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