Halloween's sweet spot probably lies somewhere between the ages of 5 and 9 years old, when children head out for trick-or-treating with an anticipation that rivals Santa's annual visit.
I ask that all of you watch out for the little monsters.
Eddie Roth, the City's chief performance officer, keeps track of all sorts of things, so it was no surprise to get a note from him about tonight.
He wrote: St. Louis' largest and highest concentration of youthful trick-or-treaters is centered east and south of Tower Grove Park, including in the Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove South and East, Marine Villa, and Benton Park neighborhoods. A large part of this territory falls within St. Louis' Third Police District, where Capt. Gerry Leyshock, the district commander, says he has reshuffled scheduling to ensure a big police presence during the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. A tip of the Witch's Hat to Capt. Leyshock for this kind of kinder-centric policing, which helps to keep children of all ages safe on one of the best nights of the year; and to Mr. Roth, for keeping track of it.