The a stormy forecast leaves several 'trick or treaters' at home on Halloween night, but an Owensboro mall found a way to help fill candy bags and keep costumes dry this evening. The Towne Square Mall hosted a 'trick or treat' event that drew in hundreds. Hundreds of people, all decked out in their best Halloween costumes, lined up inside the mall.
"Everybody loves trick or treating." It's Halloween, and if everybody loves collecting all that candy, then Towne Square Mall in Owensboro says, why postpone the hoday, even if the weather is a little on the spooky side this year.The mall provided a place for families to 'trick or treat' while keeping the little princesses, ghosts, and super heroes dry. "I think it's great, because it's raining outside, but yet you still get to come inside and 'trick or treat.' The kids really seem to enjoy it," says Jon Whittaker and Kelly Freeman. "This is better, a lot better. We are staying dry," Tina Marsh.
Towne Square Mall anticipated around fifteen-hundred 'trick or treaters' for tonight's event. "This is the only place to get to do anything, so I knew it would be busy, but I didn't realize it would be this busy," says Freeman. Hosting a Halloween crowd is nothing new to them. For thirty-five years the mall has held this event.
Around sixty stores man their posts, all ready to pass out their best treats. "Corporate allowed twenty dollars for us to get candy, but some of us knew that wasn't going to be enough. We knew there was going to be roughly a thousand kids here tonight," says Tabetha Grubb.
Grubb, Vanity's Store Manager, says several mall employees reached into their own pockets, making sure that candy bags would be filled. "My assistant, my sales ladies, and myself pitched in and got extra candy to make sure that we had enough for right now. We took on some extra staff, and I stayed here a little later than normal on a typical Thursday. It's been really fun. Im glad that we participated," says Grubb.
With dry costumes, and plenty of treats, mother nature didn't keep Halloween from coming to Owensboro.