Seniors overwhelmed by young visitors on Halloween

WEBSTER, Texas -- "This is awesome," one parent said. "This is what the community needs."

Buckets of pumpkins and Halloween bags were filled with all the good candy, bringing smiles to the trick-or-treaters and senior citizens of Heartis Clear Lake.

"It's been great," resident Ortera Ellis said. "They come by and they have been really cute. It's fun for us."

You might remember that the residents of Heartis were asking for candy donations because they wanted to pass out treats to the children of their community.

Since the beginning of October, the candy kept coming in. Word about Thursday's Halloween event spread fast.

"This thing has been filled about 14 times," Ellis said, talking about her candy basket.

Children and parents didn't hesitate to stop by.

"They are so sweet and so kind," another parent said. "Such a fun time for (my daughter) and for (the senior citizens) too."

It has been a fun-filled Halloween for the children and therapeutic for the residents who wanted to feel involved in their community this Halloween.

"It gives them a sense of reality," another parent said. "It gives them a sense they still have family and we are their family."

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