On Oct 19 2009 Sommer Thompson was abducted and murdered and three months later an arrested was made in this deplorable crime. That year Halloween in my area had a cloud of fear hanging over it. It was sad to see so few children out in the neighborhood. Since then trick or treaters have been offered many different places to go and things to do.
It was so wonderful having almost 50 children come to my door tonight. Hearing their laughter and the joy of showing off their costumes was magical.
We can't shutter our windows and close our doors to keep evil out. We have to met it head on and drive it back where it belongs.
So here is hoping all of you had a magical and safe Halloween and remember real monsters don't look like monsters.