BEVERLY - Dressed as characters from their favorite movies, Jacob Burke, 4, and his sister, Josie Burke, 6, raced door-to-door Sunday in the village of Beverly trying to collect as much candy as possible on Beggars' Night.
And like many parents out trick-or-treating with their kids over the weekend, Shawna Burke had to not only remind her kids to say "thank you," but also to slow down.
"Jacob! Jacob! Hey Superman! Wait for your sister!" the mom yelled as the eager boy raced from house to house.
Dressed as a rocket ship, 2-year-old Adam Sams, of Mineral Wells, participates in trick-or-treat Sunday in his grandparent’s neighborhood in Beverly. (Photo by Brad Bauer)
The boy's sister, dressed as a witch from the Hocus Pocus film, was a bit shy and didn't seem as interested in the pursuit of candy.
A block away, Ellen Baker, 42, of Beverly, was heading out of her home with a tiger, a Lady Kate lookalike, a police officer and a prisoner.
"Yeah, I've got my hands full tonight," Baker said. "But it's a fun night. The kids always have fun and I like seeing all the costumes the other kids wear."
Baker's group of beggars ranged in ages from 2 to 12.
Her grandson, Traven, 7, a cop, seemed to be having fun dragging around his 12-year-old aunt, Jada Baker, who was dressed as a prison inmate.
Asked why she wanted to dress as a prisoner, Jada didn't have the chance to speak up.
"Because I wanted to be a cop and I needed a prisoner," the boy said.
Sunday marked the first year of passing out candy for Fairview Avenue resident Ashley Stout, 26, who moved into the neighborhood within the past year.
"It's been fun just watching all the kids and seeing them in their costumes and having fun," she said.
About 30 minutes into the evening, Stout estimated she had already had 30 children begging for candy.
Jesse and Sheena Barton, of Belpre, said they brought their three children to Beverly just for the opportunity to trick-or-treat. They plan to trick-or-treat in their own town tonight.
"I just wanted them to have as much opportunity as possible," Sheena Barton, 26, said. "They have so much fun."
Sam and Kristi Sams, of Mineral Wells, were also trick-or-treat crashing in Beverly on Sunday with their 2-year-old son, Adam.
"My parents live in the neighborhood and we would be in big trouble if we didn't stop by for trick-or-treat," Sam Sams said.
Dressed as a rocket ship, Adam Sams had a bucket-full of candy but was still set on racing to the next door. The boy's parents reminded him at each stop to say "thank you."
"He's been doing pretty good with that," Sam Sams said. "It's a good night to practice that sort of thing and he sometimes needs reminded."