Trick or Treat in Ocean City 1 year after Sandy

OCEAN CITY, N.J. - October 31, 2013

It's a Halloween tradition for the kids to get dressed up in Ocean City, New Jersey and the whole neighborhood comes out.

To say the kids are ready is an understatement.

"Everyone meets here and we take pictures," said Denise Callahan. "Everyone comes back and they trade candy in the garage.

Trick or treating started at 5:00 p.m. in Ocean City, and the kids were literally running out the door in search of candy.

There was no question what was most important to the kids.

"Well I really like the candy," said Dolan Grisbaum.

Superstorm Sandy messed up the plans for most of the tricks or treaters last year, but they wasted no time making up for it this year.

"I like going around and getting candy and seeing all the different houses," said Colin O'Brien.

Once all of the houses were hit, it was time to talk trades and charity.

Some of the kids donate a portion of their candy to the less fortunate in the Dominican Republic, and what's left doesn't last much past Halloween night.

"My parents are going to throw it away so I have to eat it all tonight," said Bryan Callahan.

Despite the wind and a few sprinkles, this year was a return to a neighborhood tradition; another shot at memories minus the stomach aches.

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