Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig, make an appearance at Brandon’s trick-or-treating event. Dressed as Harry Potter and Hedwig are Easton, 5, and Phoenix Sanchez, 2, respectively, of Brandon.
Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig, make an appearance at Brandon’s trick-or-treating event. Dressed as Harry Potter and Hedwig are Easton, 5, and Phoenix Sanchez, 2, respectively, of Brandon.

   A chill in the air could be felt Halloween evening, but it wasn’t from any local scares.

   Instead, an early dose of winter weather made Halloween look more like a Winter Wonderland.

   However, Mother Nature’s trick did not destroy the treat for Brandon residents, who still ventured out last week Thursday to collect candy despite freezing temperatures.

   Dozens of kids and their parents strolled along the sidewalks, stopping at each lit house to trick or treat, though they may have worn a few extra layers under their costumes to stay warm.

   See more photos in the Nov. 7, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.