Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!
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By edhat staff

Happy Halloween edhat readers! Today is filled with fun and fright, depending on what you're into. But Ed is always into numbers so below are some interesting Halloween statistics for you to ponder while eating miniature wrapped candies.

10 Facts About Halloween for 2019, courtesy of WalletHub

  • $8.8 Billion: Projected Halloween spending in 2019
  • $3.2 Billion: Halloween costume spending in 2019
  • $2.6 Billion: Halloween candy spending in 2019
  • 36% of parents think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-of-treat alone
  • 69% of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters
  • 72% of parents admit to stealing candy from their kids
  • $4.65: Average retail price of a pumpkin (up 5.9% from 2018)
  • $300+ Million: Annual revenue from ticket sales for haunted attractions, 80% of which are run by charities
  • $11 Million: Direct property damage caused by Halloween house fires each year
  • 42% of Halloween-night motor vehicle deaths involve drunk driving

 

Submit your spooky, funny, or costume photos to [email protected] to be posted below.


Edhat Reader Photos

Diego as Cup o' Noodles (Photo: Regina)

Vitamin Angels Team (Photo: Brittany)
 
rrm design group (Photo: Apryl)
 
Jessie Bear as a pumpkin (Photo: Betty)
 
Luc and Leo (Photo: Dorothy)
 
Sama as an Ewok (Photo: Shareena)
 
Photo: Dan
 
In support of Colin's winning Halloween story (Photo: Susan)
 
Halloween Hedge Shredder (Photo: Justine)
 
A UPS driver (By Jacki)
 
Dwight Schrute (By Jacki)
 
Who am I on the left next to a flamingo friend? (Photo: Scott Burns)
 
Dash my Sulcata Tortoise (By Wendy)
 
Trumpkin (By James)
 
Photo: Patti Gutshall
 
Photo: Bekir
 
Valley Verde Team Member Pumpkin Carving
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Flicka Oct 31, 2019 03:28 PM
Happy Halloween!

Fun to see all the creative outfits. Dogs are especially great.

Roger Oct 31, 2019 04:00 PM
Happy Halloween!

Wish I could take a picture of Belinda's statue but I don't know how to do that.

a-1572587365 Oct 31, 2019 10:49 PM
Happy Halloween!

I wish I could have posted a pic of the two Jack o' Lanterns (not lit up) sitting on the bridge at Mission St., just before the northbound onramp. The one carved pumpkin looked happy, with a smaller gourd/pumpkin in his mouth (like he was about to chomp down on it) and the other carved pumpkin was looking sad, like he was jealous his friend had something to eat. It was an extremely simple tableau and oh-so fun to see. Thanks to the creator of such a great display.

Longing2bhome Nov 01, 2019 08:54 AM
Happy Halloween!

Love the photos. Keep them coming. Great talent at pumpkin carving. Wow.

OICU812 Nov 01, 2019 09:28 AM
Happy Halloween!

So what were you Scott Burns?

wahine Nov 01, 2019 04:41 PM
Happy Halloween!

Love it! The dominoes are great!

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