KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Trick or Treat doesn’t happen in every Kalamazoo neighborhood, and when it’s cold and drizzly, it happens in even fewer neighborhoods.
But when there is free candy involved you won’t stop everyone, and we still found a great many hardy souls, ghouls and goblins in Westwood.
We asked why they brought the kids out in the wet and cold, and they looked at us like we were insane. Because that’s what Halloween is all about.
Many communities to the north and south of this region had to cancel or delay trick or treat because of even worse weather.
Rain poured down on most trick or treaters from Louisiana to Northern Michigan. In Texas there were floods where nearly a foot of rain has fallen.
Storms raked Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and parts of Kentucky, where trick or treat will be held tonight instead.
But there was a break in the heavy rain in southwest Michigan that left just a drizzle and lasted just long enough for most children to traverse their neighborhoods and still fit in frequent candy stops last night.
Just think of all the sugar hangovers teachers will be dealing with this morning at School.
There is now a different Halloween tradition In Detroit, thousands of volunteers walk or drive their neighborhoods, hoping to stop arsonists from torching what’s left of the community.
The campaigns have greatly reduced the number of fires in Detroit which peaked at around 800 in 1995. This year’s total will be released later today.