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Trick-or-treaters not deterred by soggy Halloween

Residences on Haddington Avenue in North York were decked out in elaborate Halloween decorations on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

TORONTO, Ont. – Trick-or-treaters were not deterred by the soggy weather in the Greater Toronto Area Halloween evening.

The little ghouls and goblins, lured by Halloween goodies, were not fazed by the rain.

There were showers throughout the evening but nothing one karate kid could not handle.

“No, it won’t! Because I’m a karate man!”

“It’s irrelevant what the weather is,” one grandfather told 680News. “Do you think the kids care if it’s raining or not?”

On Heddington Avenue in the Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road area, residences were decked out in elaborate Halloween decorations, styled after Hollywood hits like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Harry Potter novels.

“My husband kisses me goodbye around mid-September,” Barb, the woman behind the decorations told 680News.

She said she begins preparing the decorations near the end of the August and goes full throttle preparing and executing in October.

It was worth the effort, she said.

“It was phenomenal. The kids were oblivious to the rain,” she said. “They just kept coming, it was amazing.”

Among the costumes hitting the streets were a power ranger, “Smurfette,” and a black cat.

Now, the little monsters may not be able to resist the allure of the candy bag they lugged home. But first, parents should inspect the candy stash before children eat it.

680News food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman also advises parents to put a cap on the candy children consume in the days that follow Halloween.

“I’d say two treats a day. It’s fun, let them do it for a while,” she said. “This is a great time to re-enforce brushing your teeth,” she added.
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