Trick or treat– or snow. This year’s Halloween made for a cold one as the stateline was covered in white, but a few inches of snow didn’t stop hundreds from coming out to the Calvin Park Boulevard neighborhood.
“They have the best time going out trick or treating,” said Kevin Rambow. “I’m not going to deny them of that. I mean, we could go buy a bag of candy from the store but that’s no fun.”
“It’s not that cold out, it’s pretty cool,” said Rockford resident Rick Holmes. “It’s nice, crisp. The trees are pretty, the snow is pretty.”
Early on, residents shoveled their driveways to clear the snow for the kids.
“Roger our neighbor did our whole yard, did this whole path because he wanted it to be nice and clean for everyone,” said Rockford resident Amanda Kohl.
Despite it being October, most were dressed as if it were January but parents say it’s worth the effort.
“As long as you bundle your kids up good and you bundle yourself up good. I think he has three layers underneath his costume plus his winter coat.”
“[We are] double layered,” said Rockford resident Rhonda Peterson. “Made sure we had our gloves, mittens and snow boots on.”
From superheroes to Cat In The Hat, trick-or-treaters didn’t let the low temps ruin their costumes.
“We got our proton packs on,” said Kohl. “We’re ready to bust some ghosts and we got our Slimer.”
Residents say they’re happy to see a few inches of snow couldn’t scare Rockford from celebrating Halloween.
“It’s so fun to see everybody dressed up in costumes and all the kids having so much fun,” said Peterson. “So why not come out? So what if it’s cold!”
Communities like Winnebago, Pecatonica and Dakota rescheduled trick-or-treating because of the snow. Click here for times.