VIDEO: Trick-or-Treat in downtown Elkin draws unexpectedly large crowd


By Beanie Taylor - beanietaylor@elkintribune.com



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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Dawn Bagale | The Tribune

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Jeff, Bella, Elijah, Joshua and Lori Made crossed the river from Jonesville to find Oz at Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat.


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Marie, Caden and Emmalyn Weir from New Jersey visit Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat thanks to an article in The Tribune.


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat 2017


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Christina Silvers lends a hand at the Haunted School Yard hosted by the Yadkin Valley Community School.


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Something wicked is happening behind the Yadkin Valley Learning Center.


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


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Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street in downtown Elkin is popular on Oct. 31, however this year the street closings brought an overwhelming number of participants.

Although businesses and homes along Main Street previously expected upwards of 700 trick-or-treaters, this year they numbered more than 1,000 with many businesses closing up early or sending out for more treats.

“We ran out of candy super-fast,” said Michael Popp of Southern On Main as he passed out breadsticks in lieu of sweets as he waiting for more candy to arrive.

“It’s the candy fairy,” said Kevin Carter of the Elkin Fire Department as more treats arrived just as he passed out his last piece.

“We ran out of candy twice,” said Larry Irwin of Elk Pharmacy, “but someone’s going to go get some more. I think it’s great to have this many people come downtown and enjoy themselves.”

Some of those people came from a much farther distance than anyone expected.

“This thing is awesome,” said Nelson Wills from Florida, who was in town with his grandchildren. “For safety for the kids in this day and age, every town in the whole world should have something like this. It’s absolutely fantastic.”

“It’s perfect,” agreed Marie Weir from New Jersey, who with father Wills was in Roaring Gap for a family reunion. “It’s perfectly safe. There’s little places [to go in]. This is awesome.”

Although they enjoyed it, Downtown Trick-or-Treat was less than awesome for some merchants.

“They were coming in waiting for me to even set up. It’s 7:30 and I have run out,” said Serena Martin with Vestal Auctions, “and I was giving one piece at a time.

“It’s insane,” said Martin, who distributed more than 1,000 pieces of candy. “I am wore out.”

Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.

Elkin Downtown Trick-Or-Treat 2017
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Jeff, Bella, Elijah, Joshua and Lori Made crossed the river from Jonesville to find Oz at Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat.
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Marie, Caden and Emmalyn Weir from New Jersey visit Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat thanks to an article in The Tribune.
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Christina Silvers lends a hand at the Haunted School Yard hosted by the Yadkin Valley Community School.
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Something wicked is happening behind the Yadkin Valley Learning Center.
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Justin Wood helps pass out treats from The Tribune during Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat.
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Bekah Wilkins, Brooke Call, Cassidy Transou, Julie Taylor and Brooke Holder serve up devilishly delicious Chef Burgers along with hot dogs and hot fudge cakes at Speedy Chef.
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At Southern On Main, Michael Popp passes out breadsticks while waiting to resupply candy during Elkin Downtown Trick-or-Treat.
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By Beanie Taylor

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