Halloween parade marches through Point Richmond

Washington Elementary students and staff go on their annual trick-or-treating parade throughout Point Richmond Historic Square on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Hundreds of costume-clad students came armed with the saying, Trick or Treat, and boy did it ever work to get them candy from a variety of businesses in Point Richmond Historic Square this morning.

As part of an annual tradition by the Point Richmond Business Association, Washington Elementary students made the march with school staff from their school to the square at 10 a.m. today. They were met by representatives of all sorts of businesses armed with treats, from those operating in the square such as Kaleidoscope Coffee, Little Louie’s, Hotel Mac, Interactive Resources and Point Richmond Market, to those nearby, like East Brother Beer Co. and Chevron, which hands out both candy and nifty bags to hold them.

The Richmond Police Department assists with traffic and ensuring safe passage for the parade of students, teachers and families.

The businesses, including the Refinery, are members of the Point Richmond Business Association, which holds the event annually with participation by volunteers, parents, teachers and staff at Washington Elementary.