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Weller Ave. Keeps Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Tradition Alive

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Living on Weller Avenue in Springfield means being part of a very special tradition.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Living on Weller Avenue in Springfield means being part of a very special tradition.

Every Halloween, Superman, Snow White, and all their friends come knocking in search of sweets.

At least 1200 kids trick-or-treated on this block last year.

"It started off 15 years ago with 300-400 kids and it's grown ever since," Resident Ken Bolls said.

Bolls, or "Cousin Eddie" as he prefers this Halloween night, has lived on Weller for 15 years.

He likes the trick better than the treat.

"We're going to be pulling some ghosts on pullies and stuff to scare the kids as they walk by," he said.

But don't worry, his house is fully stocked with treats as well.

"I spent over 100 dollars yesterday," he said, "I didn't want to take the chance of running out."

Haden Long lives down the block from the Bolls' house.

"When we moved in we were warned to be prepared we had enough candy for all the trick-or-treaters," she said.

She said having a fully stocked cauldron is just part of the deal.

Even if that means an expensive trip to the store.

"I bought eight bags of like 400 count candy," she said, "Over 100 dollars on candy myself."

But she said it's all worth it.

For these homeowners, it's all just part of continuing the tradition for another generation of Springfield kids.
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