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Little Tykes Trick or Treat takes over downtown Helena

Posted at 9:11 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 11:22:21-04

Downtown Helena was flooded by pirates, superheroes, and princesses Wednesday for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat.

Hundreds of people took part in the annual event sponsored by Downtown Helena Inc.

More than 80 businesses from the Great Northern to Anchor Park handed out candy to the kids and decked out their storefronts in Halloween decorations.

The Lewis and Clark Library even dressed up the bookmobile to look like the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter novels.

Families and business owners said the event is great because it gets people downtown and provides a safe, well-lit trick-or-treating experience for the little kids.

“It can be stressful at night trying to keep track of a kid in black costume running around,” said one parent.

Local law enforcement would like to remind everyone to have a safe Halloween and make sure kids are visible for cars when out trick-or-treating tonight.

-Reported by John Riley/MTN News