Last year we had a bunch of children come from other towns, which was fine, but they did ALOT of damage because they refused to walk on sidewalks and instead ran through gardens.
The next morning there were flowers completely trampled, bushes and newly started trees destroyed and rose bushes town apart.
We had a choice to either shut down our neighborhood to only residents or to find some way to control the children (and adults!) who wouldn't listen to us when we asked them to use the walkways.
The security will be patrolling and enforcing side walk walking and if someone decides to not follow directions they, and their entire party, will be escorted out of the neighborhood.
It cost me a few hundred dollars to repair the damage last year. I really hope this works or next year they won't be welcome.
Have you ever had property destroyed by trick or treaters?