Fighting the Rain on Halloween

By: Anthony Sabella Email
By: Anthony Sabella Email

It was nothing but rain outside the Lansing City Market, Halloween, but inside a different story as trick-or-treaters went to each station for candy.

However, sooner or later, the decision had to be made. Stay indoors or brave the weather. It's a no-brainer for Lauren Bailey and her daughter, Bryony.

"We came all the way from D.C. to trick-or-treat with friends, so we're going to brave the weather. We're midwesterners at heart, so the weather doesn't bother us," she said.

On the other hand, Shery Nelson says going out with her grandson, Blake, would probably be a shortened affair.

"The rain is definitely inhibiting," she said.

For those going out, it meant taking the necessary precautions of covering up and wearing rain boots, instead of shoes. Dr. Susan Caldwell says staying dry is the key to staying healthy.

"If children get very chilled that can suppress their immune system so if they get exposed, either while trick-or-treating or at school that day, their body is less able to fight off an illness," she said.

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