When I worked for Swire Coca-Cola, we had the option of buying up to 8 cases of soda at six cents a can to pass out on Halloween. This started a tradition that we tried to continue even after I had left Swire and was told that the company no longer offered the six-cent can option. We still found sodas that were comparable to passing out candy.
Parents liked it because the bags of their young trick-or-treaters would become so heavy that they'd want to go home. We also liked passing out soda because it wasn't the same old, same old. We actually did not make a purchase for anything this year. I honestly didn't believe that there would be door-to-door trick-or-treaters. We were told about the event downtown.
Stars Hollow is the fictitious town in which the series "Gilmore Girls" is set. I admire that atmosphere of a community working together and participating in events and celebrations as a town. Same with "Hart of Dixie's" Bluebell, Alabama. I often thought it would be fun to live in such a close knit community and enjoy the company of others. I now have that opportunity in Myrtle Creek.
The Halloween event takes place downtown. Almost everybody dresses up and take young ones trick-or-treating or walk from one participating retailer to the next to receive candy. It's a huge event - not just for Myrtle Creek, but the surrounding areas. I enjoyed Halloween this year just watching those who were out, and discovering more of Myrtle Creek for myself.
There were a few that came to our door - but not a lot. (It gets really dark even before the sun fully sets - and the streets are NOT well lit) We did have some close-out sodas in the fridge (being closed out with good reason) and passed those out. I don't expect those trick-or-treaters will ever be back.