Aiden Lafont isn’t old enough to hold his own pumpkin but he still enjoys his first evening of trick-or-treating Halloween night.

With a cold snap threatening to cause Halloween Havoc on the annual celebration, trick-or-treaters put on an extra layer of clothing under their costumes and charged into the freezing fray Thursday, their love for all things sweet outweighing the bone-chilling wind.

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Aubrey Bunn, Jordan Bunn and Colton Williamson strike a pose in front of the Lego mural as they take time from their busy trick-or-treat schedule.

Whether it was fall festivals, trunk-or-treat or Halloween-themed locations, all saw a mass influx of costumed-candy grabbers, the events going well after sundown when temperatures plunged into the low 30s with some reporting they could feel sleet falling.

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At Morning Pointe for the trunk-or-treat, Kayla Lovins was creating bubbles for her Mermaid cave display

Morning Pointe, the Tullahoma Arts Center, the Coffee County Lannom Memorial Public Library, and downtown businesses were just a few of the locations serving up sugary goodness to children in costume. The Coffee County Rescue Squad also played host to a Halloween party while those who wanted to take a short drive enjoyed Halloween in the Hollow at Lynchburg. There was also the normal door-to-door trick-or-treat in Tullahoma’s neighborhoods as children looked for porch lights in order to do their traditional knock. Some places like the Hands-On Science Center did their Halloween events prior to Halloween, thus avoiding the frigid temperatures.

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Young Keiryan Riddle was enjoying his first time out trunk-or-treating at Morning


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