Editor's note: Did you attend? Share your photos! Did you celebrate Halloween another way? We'd love to see those photos too. We'll be uploading more photos as well later today.
After Superstorm Sandy hit Madison, leaving downed wires and the vast majority of the town's residents without power, and leaving all too many residents with trees toppled in their yards, or even on their houses, the big question Tuesday night was ... was Halloween coming?
The town's highest ranking officials had a meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the day of Halloween. In addition to a variety of other issues, Halloween was discussed. The decision was made shortly before noon and was delivered to the town's residents. Halloween was on.
The town decided to sponsor a Trunk or Treat celebration in the center of the downtown, and the whole town was invited, even those who might go trick-or-treating afterwards, if parents determined their neighborhood was safe enough.
The event started at 4 p.m. and ran to about 6 p.m. and it was attended by hundreds of the town's residents, who were happy to have a break from dealing with the aftermath of Sandy.
"I have to commend the town today on Trunk or Treat! My aunt ran out of candy but her daughter and my two little ones had so much fun!," said Erin Leigh on the Madison Patch Facebook Page. "In wake of the destruction not only in our little town but all up and down the East Coast it was so nice to get out laugh and forget the tragedy for a while. My kids are only 2 and 3 and I don't know if they'll remember this Halloween, but I know I will! Thank you Madison it was amazing and truly a wonderful event!"
That was the good news.
And even better?
No school Thursday (or Friday) for the kids who go to Madison Public Schools. Sandy left a lot of problems for many of us to deal with, but at least she resolved the issue of whether to have Halloween on a school night.