Editor, The News:
My family thoroughly enjoyed Halloween in part due to the presence of the Maple Ridge police services and fire department.
We live on 238A Street and I was so pleased to see the men in blue riding their motorbikes on our street, making sure that everyone was safely enjoying the evening.
We also appreciated a visit from the fire department. A fire truck came and handed out candy to the children. We were already finished with our trick-or-treating and back inside the house, but my three-year-old daughter was so excited to see them that she asked to put her costume on so we could head out and say hello.
By and large, I think the chance that our street would be spoiled by hooligans is quite low, but, still, there is always a chance that a rotten apple could spoil the fun and it would be unfortunate for all of us if something bad were to happen.
So I just wanted to say that I am very appreciative of the friendly visits made by the police and fire departments, and we look forward to seeing them next year.