Trick-or-Treating at the Hickory Point Mall


A wet and soggy Halloween had many families enjoying the holiday indoors. More than 1,500 trick-or-treaters showed up at the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth where almost 30 stores were handing out candy, candy and more candy. It's a favorite part for many children.

"I like lollipops," said Lana Cannon dressed up as a pop star. "Those are good."

Cannon and her family have been trick-or-treating at the mall for five years.

"They're awfully little and I don't think the door to door thing is really a good idea anymore and this is well lit and its warm," explained Holly Nalley, Cannon's mom dressed up in a tooth fairy costume.

And it was dry at the mall.

"It was raining and I've been here once before and it was fun," said David Fishel as a Lego.

So everyone from a pirate to the entire cast of the "Wizard of Oz to Kevin Chierek and his newborn son Simon, walked through the mall and collected candy. There were costumes of all different styles, shapes and sizes like two boys who called themselves the Swag-a-tastic Blueberries.

"We can jiggle, " said Colton Hoback in his big, blue blow-up suit.

Hoback and his friend Cameron Raynolds created quite the talk among more the trick-or-treaters.

"It's been busy... Very long, a lot of lines," they said.

Stores stocked up on candy.

"We have roughly between 15 and 20 pounds of candy," said Chris Brunner of Pro-Image Sports.

And that quickly went to zero pounds, but that didn't spoil the Halloween fun because everyone walked away with tricks and treats.

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