By Mike Kinney
Trick-or-Treating returned to 23rd Street this Halloween following a pandemic hiatus, and families braved a pretty cold evening to enjoy the popular event.
“I have waited a long time to come back here with my friends and get candy,” one 5th grader from Grant Elementary told this reporter.
This was the 5th running of Trick-or-Treat on 23rd Street, which launched in 2015 to spur economic activity and promote a safe, family-friendly environment on the corridor. While businesses provide candy to costumed children, the NIAD Art Center and Golden Gate Bistro hosted activities. This year, the event expanded to include activities at an additional location at Booker T. Anderson Park centered around pickleball.