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Halloween Alternative for Trick-or-Treaters at Malls--Mikayla Lewis

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--Rain and strong winds in Middle Tennessee on Halloween, caused many events to cancel and created a safety concern for parents and their trick-or-treaters going door-to-door.

Many malls in the area passed out candy including Rivergate Mall, creating an alternative for families.

Thousands of parents and their children came to Rivergate Mall's annual Trick-or-Treat.  The mall's general manager, Brenda Neely said more families turned out this year because of the inclement weather and Goodlettsville Pumpkin Festival moving inside.

Neely said, " We wanted to join together and make sure the kids and the families and our community and surrounding communities had an enjoyable environment tonight."

Between the Pumpkin Festival's 30 vendors and the mall's 130 stores passing out candy, there was not a shortage of treats. Other malls that had similar events tonight, like Cool Springs did run out of candy.

Rivergate did experience some traffic problems in their parking lot, due to the high volume of participants from the bad weather.