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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A representative of two Louisville malls is apologizing for what they say was a bad experience for parents and children who showed up at the shopping centers Thursday night for indoor trick-or-treating.
Oxmoor Center and Mall St. Matthews invited parents and young trick-or-treaters to visit their centers for free candy, but according to a spokeswoman, they quickly became overwhelmed due to the inclement weather, and there was not enough candy for everyone.
Dee Snyder of General Growth Properties told WDRB News that, instead of 1,000 vehicles at each location (as they expected), Mall. St. Matthews and Oxmoor each got 5,000.
"We are saddened that trick-or-treaters left Oxmoor Center last night dissatisfied," said a statement on the mall's Facebook page. "Halloween trick-or-treating at Oxmoor Center has been a long-standing tradition for more than 15 years. We planned for this year's event as we have in years past; but due to the unexpected inclement weather, thousands more trick-or-treaters came than in years past. We and our stores made all efforts to increase the amount of candy and giveaways, but unfortunately and regrettably, we could not have predicted the unexpected turn-out. We hope you won't let last night's event tarnish your loyalty to Oxmoor Center -- it's important to us."