Happy Halloween, Wallingford! If you’re looking for the lowdown on Halloween haps for the neighborhood, Chris wrote a comprehensive round-up this past Friday, Wallyhood Halloween. There’s a ton going on, including an expanded eleven-truck food pod in the Uptown Espresso lot, a blood drive at Archie McPhee’s, trick-or-treating at Wallingford businesses, and a costume contest at Changes.
And, of course, trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. If you’ve got kids, take ’em out around the neighborhood. We’ve got nothing against trick-or-treating at businesses, but it’s no substitute for going house to house, and a great opportunity for you, the parents, to figure out which one of your neighbors live in which houses (if you can recognize them behind the masks). Our society has become infected with stranger-danger fears instead of trust, and taking your kids out and showing them that, under the proper circumstances, it’s OK to have a conversation with a neighbor is a great way to get things back on track, even if that conversation consists of “trick or treat!”
If this is like past years, the folks at 1st Ave NE and NE 42nd St will have an amazing, interactive display full of high-production value activity. There’s always a huge crowd, you should be part of it.
And remember, according to Zillow’s highly scientific, you can’t argue with it because it came to a conclusion that I like methodology, Wallingford is the #1 neighborhood in the city for treat-or-treating. Get it on