Eight blocks of the Silver City neighborhood were filled with hundreds of spooky trick-or-treaters celebrating Halloween last weekend.
Approximately half the businesses along National Avenue from 31st to 39th streets, including law offices, hair salons, taco stands, bars and restaurants, passed out candy to local children at the seventh annual “Silver City Trick or Treat Street.”
Volunteers all around the neighborhood helped guide children on their quest to fill their candy bags.
Volunteer Stacy Osten distributed candy from a parked car on the street. “We like to see all the kids in their costumes and also enjoy getting to know the community in this area a little better,” Osten said.
Daniel Adams, neighborhood planning coordinator for Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN), said that the goal of the event is to get people out and about. “It’s all about building a sense of community so people feel comfortable coming out into the neighborhood and feel comfortable walking along the street,” Adams explained.
LBWN Economic Development Manager Natanael Martinez said he was pleased with the attendance and business participation in the Halloween celebration. He added that events such as “Silver City Trick or Treat Street” give kids and parents an opportunity to interact with businesses and have a great time doing so.
”Normally kids go to other neighborhoods to do their trick or treating,” Martinez said, “so it was nice to have the event for kids right in their own neighborhood.”