Laughter, candy and costumes filled the downtown core for the start of Halloween in Williams Lake.
For the third year in a row lakecity’s own Trick’R’Treat Downtown invited young families, trick or treaters 12 and under and the entire community to begin their Halloween night in the downtown. From 2:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. hundreds of children thronged the streets and 38 participating businesses, showing off their costumes in the evening light.
Sponsored and organized by Jazmyn Douillard of Realm of Toys, she said the project began spontaneously and became far bigger then she would have expected. After all of the participating businesses of the first year ran out of candy within 15 minutes, she said they knew they were going to have to come back strong for the future.
With her business now situated at a more central location, Douillard said she expected them to have the greatest volume of trick or treaters to date. Halfway through the event, she had recorded close to 250 trick or treaters, with close to a 100 more she had yet to see.
“It has been a lot of fun, it gets people downtown it gets kids interacting with all kind of families,” Douillard said. “It gets you into stores you may not usually go into. It’s a whole different experience than going house to house.”