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Hockessin Community News
  • Annual Hockessin event draws hundreds of trick-or-treaters

  • The fourth annual Halloween in Hockessin on Saturday, Oct. 27 was a huge success this year.
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  • It could have been the arrival of Hurricane Sandy right around Halloween, but the fourth annual Halloween in Hockessin on Saturday, Oct. 27 was a huge success this year. Stores were running out of candy due to the large amount of little visitors, but kids were still enjoying the fun daytime trick-or-treating event.
    The event is sponsored every year by the Hockessin Business Association, with over 37 businesses participating.
    Charles Shattuck, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, was thrilled with the turnout. "I don't believe Hockessin's sidewalks ever as much foot traffic as today. Watching as multi-generations of the same family taking part in a truly community event was a thrill."
    Shattuck was tracking the number of visitors but lost count after 300. "Children and their parents were smiling and laughing over the small tricks we provided. We went through 3 bushels of apples for the apple-bobbing tree," he said.
    See more photos and a video from Halloween in Hockessin at www.communitypub.com!

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