Langley’s trick-or-treat “Spooktacular” Wednesday afternoon was conducted in a deluge that left participants under umbrellas with soaked costumes and drenched feet as they hopped over puddles and soggy maple leaves from one side of First Street to the other. Above, Kailey Meszaros and her daughter Madeline of Clinton enter the elements after a stop at Moonraker Books.
With his experience this Halloween, Ben Roughsedge, 10, will find wet fall football familiar when he becomes a South Whidbey Falcon. His dad, Mark, showed his son that rain should be no deterrent on one’s candy route.
Gene Felton, owner of Star Store, takes the cake as Julia Child on Halloween in Langley.
The Dennis family was unprepared for trick-or-treating in the rain, a fact readily admitted by mom Joy. “Prepared?” she said. “No, we live in the Northwest.” Picking up candy in Langley were Violette the gnome, Leo the ninja, and Sylvan, hiding behind the hood. The older boy, Cedar, was waiting for night to don his costume.
Langley is famous for its real bunnies hopping around, but most of them hid from the rain Wednesday. Running for cover on First Street was Jaidyn Turner, age 2, while mom Savannah, also in costume, held her pumpkin basket.