The Wizard of Oz may not have been able to cast a spell to keep the snow away for Halloween this year. But Halloween did go on – a couple days late – at Lou Sotelo’ house and trick-or-treaters in Sterling. Halloween is quite the project at the Sotelo home. For the past 20 or so years, Sotelo has invited family and friends to participate in a themed trick or treat bash. Each year the theme varies. This year they paid homage to the "Wizard of Oz." Sotelo dressed as the tin man, and he must have found his heart because kids in the neighborhood collected plenty of treats Saturday as they followed the yellow brick road.
– Photos by Breanne N. Hunter/For Sauk Valley Media