When my partner and I arrived at the apartment a very anxious little girl and one bouncing “superman” were waiting for us at the gate. They were practically beaming as we made our way over to the Loyola Refugee Outreach Halloween party. We wasted no time at all and started on arts and crafts, which was soon followed by picking out costumes. Once a poodle skirt was uncovered it was determined that we were armed and ready for trick or treating!
There was a bit of a mix-up with the schedule so we all played games for a bit and my partner and I smiled as a giggling 50’s girl decked out in a sparkling hoodie and pink poodle skirt constantly grabbed our hands and shuffled us along to play jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern, GHOST, a Halloween rendition of freeze tag, and naturally to collect falling leaves.
As we took them trick-or-treating through Dumbach I couldn’t help but remember and compare the experience to my childhood. I vividly remember my sister and I spending hours trading and bartering for candy pieces that we wanted from each other. We guarded that chocolate with our lives. Which made me all the more touched as the kids instantly offered to share their Halloween candy with us on the walk home.