Halloween 2009 will go down in the history books as the scariest one on record, but that was many people's reaction to the flu!!
With Coronach under a full blown break out of the H1N1 influenza, the streets of Coronach were fairly quiet compared to most years.
With many people sick in the area, residents in town reported less than half of their regular trick or treaters.
The weather cooperated quite well with trick or treaters with a warm sunny afternoon, a welcome break from the wet, gloomy days of late.
Many home owners got in the spirit of things. At the home of Pieter and Cindy Boerma, trick or treaters passed through a ghoulish entrance at ground level and then proceeded up the stairs where they were greated by an electronic zombie who invited them to take a treat - plastic bugs or eyeballs. The Boerma's also handed out candy treats through the front door for those brave enough to ring the bell! Many yards around Coronach were decorated in the spirit of Halloween, adding more fun for the few trick or treaters that made their way door to door.
Trickers seemed fairly quiet too with few reports of damage. The streets of Coronach were littered with the remains of people's pumpkins whose hard work was sacrificed at the hands of some vandalous trick or treaters.
Local RCMP were unavailable for comment regarding local activity.
Local taverns in Rockglen, Fife Lake and Willow Bunch hosted halloween parties with great costumes and fun reported by party goers. The Coronach Hotel offered discounted drink prices to costumed guests, with only one brave soul taking them up on their offer.