Halloween Happenings in Grand Junction
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Wednesday night the Reno family is getting together to decorate and prepare for that special moment when they hear "Trick or treat!" shouted in their doorway.
"It's fun because some of them will say 'thank you,' or the parents will yell out, 'Say thank you.' It's just fun," said Richard Reno, a father of three.
Halloween's a night where kids dress up and paint their faces to hit the streets with one goal in mind.
"With trick-or-treating it feels like you earn your candy, not just buying it. Anyone can buy candy," said 13-year-old Katy Ryndfleisz.
For some there was nothing like good old trick-or-treating and filling up buckets and pillowcases.
Law enforcement has a different goal: to keep everyone safe.
"We'll talk about maybe some of the neighborhoods that may be a little bit busier and have some officers go up in those areas and be visible and be watching for any problems," said Sgt. Jim Creasy of the Grand Junction Police Department.
Luckily, Sgt. Creasy said this Halloween has been pretty quiet, which is good news for the parents who were waiting patiently for their children at the ends of driveways.
"It feels good," said Bob Anderson, a father of two. "I try to get my wife to keep the kids busy, so I can get all the good candy."