Inaugural 23rd Street Trick or Treat event attracts hundreds


The rain held off for long enough Monday to ensure a successful inaugural 23rd Street Trick-or-Treat event.

The free event, sponsored by State Farm and organized by Urban Transformation, included a Halloween stroll with stores and local centers providing treats and activities along the way. It ran from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 23rd Street between Barrett and McBryde avenues.

Alberta Hetsley of Andy’s Donut Shop estimated they served about 500 kids during the two-hour period. The Richmond Standard agreed, seeing hundreds of costume-clad children and their parents enjoying the fun.

The NIAD Art Center and Contra Costa College were among the area centers to hold activities beyond trick-or-treating for kids, such as a costume contest and arts and crafts.

Here are some photos from the event. More information and photos will be added as they come in.