halloween 

For the 12th year in a row Tapley’s Farm will be Whistler’s designated haunted neighbourhood for Halloween trick or treaters. Halloween in Tapley’s Farm has become a Whistler tradition, with the more than 100 households in the area welcoming ghosts, goblins and witches to their door. Many Tapley’s Farm residents are active participants in Halloween, decorating their houses and donning costumes themselves. This year the best decorated house will receive special recognition. The streets in Tapley’s Farm will be closed to traffic from dusk to approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 to accommodate trick or treaters. Having one neighbourhood as the designated area for trick or treaters assures everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. While Tapley’s Farm residents are happy to hand out candy, they can also use a little help in making sure all Whistler kids get their fix of sugar. Candy donations to the Tapley’s Farm cause are being accepted at Myrtle Philip school, Dandelion Daycare and at 6408 Easy Street, home of organizer Lori Laidlaw. "Last year we had about 650 children visit," says Laidlaw. "This year we anticipate that the numbers may be even higher." Laidlaw credits the success of Halloween in Tapley’s Farm to the many volunteers and parents who help sort and deliver the candy and local businesses which donate generously. Following the trick or treating the Volunteer Firefighters Association and Nesters Market will be presenting a fireworks display at Myrtle Philip school.

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