MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - They say there’s a silver lining to every dark cloud. Earlier in the week, the buzz in the Borough focused on what to do if it rained on Halloween. Should it be rescheduled? Would the festivities take place on Old Tote Road, as in years past, where hundreds of trick or treaters gather right after the school bell rings?

Or, should kids brave the elements, umbrellas in hand, and chalk it up to all things can’t be perfect in every way, year in and year out?

And so it happened, Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom delivered a compromise, holding off the rain for the peak trick or treating hours.

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The unseasonably mild temperatures were an added bonus as the rain drops fell on the annual march of pumpkins, princesses and pokemon, stopping and starting just long enough for candy seekers to take cover under one of the many portable tents set up in driveways along the half mile stretch.  

The legendary celebration of All Hallows Eve continues to be one of Mountainside’s favorite traditions—in any weather.