[Ponchatoula] Ghouls, goblins, witches and warlocks, candy of all kinds and a smile on a child’s face; Belle Foret subdivision is the place to be for Halloween. It will host its annual trick-or-treat Oct. 31st between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Belle Foret has a massive turnout each year for Halloween. It’s a fun filled environment that allows parents and their children to enjoy a night of trick-or-treating.
The best time to get into the subdivision with your children would be between four and five o’clock. It is easiest to park along Highway 22 or at the front entrance of the subdivision. Hay rides, trucks and or tailors are not prohibited. In the previous years, parents were allowed to drive along in their vehicles and stop by each house as their child trick or treated.
The subdivision is large, and consists of four different phases. The trick or treating will begin on Rue Chene which is phase one. Blue arrows will direct incoming guest where to go as they roam through the subdivision.
Law enforcement will be present the night of Halloween. The police will help direct traffic and make sure the incoming guests drive slowly as children walk door-to-door.
Children from all over Tangipahoa Parish and other parishes drag their parents to this particular subdivision on Halloween night. It’s a family oriented area and most importantly, safe! All homes throughout the subdivision are already decorated and up until Halloween night the residents’ in Belle Foret will continue decorating and preparing for all the children to come.
“We love having the kids come,” resident Cindy Hemingway expresses, “It’s a joy watching the smiles on their face as we hand them handfuls of candy.”
Mrs. Hemingway spends hundreds of dollars on candy each Halloween because there are many kids that attend on Halloween night. She prepares goodies and has food for all her friends and guest that come by to bring their children trick or treating.
This year some of Mrs. Hemingway’s family will be traveling from Slidell and Buras just to come trick or treat in this particular neighborhood.
Resident’s in her subdivision compete with each other to see which of their houses has the scariest and most creative decorations. She loves decorating her front yard and getting into the “Halloween spirit” as she calls it.
“It’s not really about the competition, but it’s to get everyone involved,“ she explained.
Hemingway enjoys Halloween in her subdivision along with her kids and the neighbors that bring their children.
Belle Foret is known for its annual trick-or-treat and the residents love having new people come and experience an awesome, fun-filled night.
The Belle Foret Civic association has a Facebook page and website. They post the route of how long it takes to get through the subdivision. If anyone has any questions about how to get to Belle Foret just check their page out at www.belleforetca.org. It list any information new comers would like to know.