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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Halloween in Langley is a magical experience

Editor,

My family and I spent our second Halloween in Langley this week, and it was a magical experience. Having moved to Langley from a much larger city, where a busy Halloween meant one in which we saw 15 trick-or-treaters, we were at first amazed at how many people get involved in the holiday here on our island.

We live in the middle of town, directly on the busy route for many trick-or-treaters. We were prepared for 300 people to come, and probably had 400 show up. The crowds were friendly and polite, even later in the evening when we had to cut back on the amount of candy we put in each bag in order to make our supply last. Nearly every child said, “Thanks,” the parents were all pleasant; even those with pets brought only well-behaved animals. At times our driveway looked like New Orleans at Mardi Gras. We had a wonderful time.

Langley is as close as it comes to being a Norman Rockwell town, and my family and I are thrilled that we moved here. We’ll see you all next Halloween, and will stock up for 500 people then.

KIRK LACEWELL

Langley

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