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Woman buys $2,000 worth of candy in hope of trick-or-treaters after 27 years of quiet Halloween

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 00:06:40-04

OWASSO, Okla. -- Charlotte Helscel doesn't mind having a candy stash around, but the Owasso homeowner said she would rather share.

"I love the kids. I love to see what they dress up like. All the kids like hearing "aren't you beautiful? aren't you handsome?" It's easy," she said.

Having this opportunity doesn't come often. With a long driveway, the house stays quiet as kids choose not to make the trek. On Halloween, Helscel said she's lucky to have her family.

"When I first got married they said I could never have children. And I have how many grandchildren?" she said.

Helscel ended up becoming the mother to two kids, grandma to seven, and great-grandmother to four more with another on the way. They're working to make up for the lack of trick-or-treaters.

"It's kind of sad we would get her in the car and try to take her different places with the little kids or with our kids and trick or treat different places so she would get to see it," her daughter Angel Huneryager said.

This year the family is going above and beyond, buying about $1,000 worth of full size candy bars and spreading the word across town to attract trick-or-treaters.

Helscel said this is partially in honor of her late husband. Although her family lives on the property, she's spent holidays without him for the last five years. The homeowner said he would appreciate this year's festivities.

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