This beautiful young
lady with long, slender legs and vibrant, long-flowing
red hair said, "I am poison ivy. Don't mess with me."
on the cement ledge of a palm tree planter on the corner
of Main Street and Walnut in front of Baskin Robbins.
Adjusting her green stockings and artificial leaves
wrapped around here calves and ankles, she prepared
herself for an evening of dancing and socializing. Her
girlfriend, who was dressed in costume, fidgeted while
waiting to move on. There was no need to hurry, however.
It was only 8 p.m. and the kids were still roaming Main
Street, looking for that last piece of candy to collect
from a local merchant such as Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Factory. The bars and clubs really did not start their
costume contests and live music until the kids had gone
home after 9 p.m.
For over a decade,
Huntington Beach, California's Main Street has closed
around 4 p.m. on October 31 to make way for the annual
Halloween Celebration. Downtown merchants hand out candy
to trick or treat youth from 6 to 8:30 p.m. when the
street is designated a children's fun zone. Moon
bounces, pony rides, petting zoo, balloons and a costume
contest all make this a night to remember. And it's
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