Plainfield Trick-or-Treat Numbers — And Where to Get Rid of Leftover Candy
Plainfield Patch asked residents from across the village to tell us how many trick-or-treaters they had. Here's what they had to say, plus places to donate your leftover sweets for a good cause.
In a very informal survey, Plainfield Patch asked residents from across the village to tell us, via our Facebook page, how many trick-or-treaters came to their door.
The numbers vary from zip, zero, zilch to more than 300.
Here's what some of our readers had to say:
- Julie Barnes Ferenzi: We had a lot, but not as many as last year. I bought 19 bags of candy and probably passed out about 11-12 of them... but we live on a through street in our neighborhood. Just by eye-balling it, there definitely weren't as many as there were in the past.
- Wendy Koerner Murray: We had less then last year. I bought 4 bags of candy and didn't open one of them. I hope Target will take them back. We used the candy from a trunk or treat we went to and barely put a dent in that. I winder why? And the streets were deserted around 5:30.
- Nicole Marie Lett: Wesmere was busy! I went thru 2 100+ piece bags of chocolate.
- Lea Anne Stoughton: We didn't even use up one Sams Club size bag. Definitely fewer kids, and seemed to be on the older side. Fewer elementary school kids, more middle school kids..
- Lora Husch Horvath: Not enough! I wish they would move the Halloween "celebration" to the last Friday, Saturday or Sunday in October. Trick or treating was over before a lot of people we're even home from work. So much left over candy to"avoid".
- Roseanne Azzaro: Maybe 10 i bought 1 big bag and have half left autumn fields was dead!!
- Nicole Niklaus-Svejda: Wallin Woods was very busy. My guess would be aprox 125-150 kids. This is the first time ever we ran out of candy.
- Shelley Talsma: Prairie Knoll was very busy as usual. I figured by the cant we handed out we had 220 kids.
- Ed Arter: We had ZERO--Last year we had 4--I think the moat w/ hot oil may have been an issue.
- Samantha Torres: We had at least 300 then ran out of candy
- Jerry Pertile: between 40-50. way down from previous years. our neighborhood kids are now mostly high schoolers.
- Charlene Cappetta: I had absolutely no trick or treaters. Left the front door open, turned the porch light on... And nobody.
- Kathy Caldwell Broz: I live in Crystal Lawns. We had one. A neighbor.
- Lori Cummins-Haggard: Had about 300 last year. Maybe 150 this year. I give out candy by age. The younger you are the more you get. I figure they tire quicker, not out as long. I love the faces when they get a couple big handfuls.
How did it go where you live? Did you run out of candy and have to hide out from the trick-or-treaters? Or are you stuck with tons of leftover sweets?
If you do have leftover candy, there a couple places in Plainfield to get rid of it—while helping others:
- Ivory Dental, 12624 S. Route 59. As part of a candy "buy back," the office will accept unopened Halloween candy through Nov. 9, paying $1 per pound. All candy will be sent to servicemen and women serving overseas through the Operation Gratitude program.
- Schubert Dental Care, 24402 W. Lockport St. Schubert's "Cash for Candy" event will allow donors to help provide dental care in Haiti by dropping off unwanted Halloween candy through Nov. 10. The dental office will donate $5 for each pound of candy to the Baudin, Haiti Dental Mission Fund.
Ellis House and Equestrian Center, 13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, is also conducting a "Sweets for Sandy" drive to collect Halloween candy for the young victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bring your extra candy in and get a free pony ride at Friday's Family Fun Night from 4 to 7 p.m.
Feel free to share the number of trick-or-treaters that came to your door by telling us in the comments. If you know of another spot to donate leftover candy, let us know!