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Chapel Hilloween: 40K people flood Franklin Street

Halloween festivities on Franklin Street: The Power Rangers made an appearance on Franklin Street Saturday night
Halloween festivities on Franklin Street: The Power Rangers made an appearance on Franklin Street Saturday night

Saturday night, 40,000 people graced Franklin Street with their presence and, more importantly, their costumes. 

The street, which was closed to traffic at 8:30 p.m., closed an hour earlier than the year before in an attempt to make the event more family friendly. 

The early results seem to support the plan; there were no arrests on Franklin Street this year after more than a dozen people were arrested or cited at 2014’s Homegrown Halloween. 

“I don’t like all the crowds, but it’s fun to watch,” said 12-year-old Feliciano Carranza, who was dressed up as a wolf.  

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